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Scilly Swim Challenge 1-Day Event (Tuesday 6th September 2022)

Swim island to island on the beautiful Isles of Scilly. 15km over 6 swims.

This is a non-competitive challenge event.

The Scilly Swim Challenge one-day event is the original and iconic Scilly Swim Challenge. An epic, staged 15km swimming journey split into 6 swims, with a short walk in between each:

  • St. Mary’s - St Agnes (2.9km)
  • St. Agnes - Samson (4.8km)
  • Samson - Bryher (1km)
  • Bryher - Tresco (600m)
  • Tresco - St. Martin’s (2.3km)
  • St. Martin’s - St Mary’s (2.8km)

Anticipated water temperature 15.

Please note: this is no longer a fully catered event. We will advise on what to bring and how to pack your food in your pre-race information. 

We advise swimmers taking part to ensure they are on St Mary’s from Monday 5th - Thursday 8th September. Booking accommodation early is highly advised. We cannot guarantee that you will be finished in time to travel back to the mainland on the day of the event.  

Minimum age 16

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Essential information:

  • Wetsuits and skins welcome (though please be aware you will be swimming in groups and may have to wait for others at times)
  • Sea temperature 14-16 oC
  • Walking between islands necessary (range from 600m to 2km)
  • Entrants divided into three speed groups (green - leisurely, orange - moderate, red - fast)
  • Longest swim 6km
  • Shortest swim 600m
  • Maximum participants on the day 150
  • Spectators welcome 
  • A race finisher goody included in the entry fee (what is it? It’s a surprise!)

This Activity runs on the below date.

  • 06/09/2022 07:00 to 06/09/2022 19:00
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