events and races
the wind farm challenge 15km swim
Salty Events are the original Wind Farm Challenge organisers and it is the ultimate local challenge.
In 2020, creator Nikki Gatland swam to the Rampion Wind Farm, and back, becoming the first person to do so. Nikki now invites you to join her out at the wind farm to swim yourself the 15km back to land.
For all information about the 15km challenge, download this year's info pack below.
2022 | July | 16th 2022
For those who pool swim faster than 20 min/km and want to complete the challenge solo, for an entry on the Wind Farm Challenge leaderboard. The event can be completed with or without a wetsuit but qualification swims will be required.
2022 | August | 27th
For those who swim between 25 min/km and 20 min/km and want to relay with themselves or with a fellow swimmer and to enjoy the experience. Qualification swims will be required
2022 | Relay Team | Entries Open
For those who want to take part as part of a team of four to six swimmers. This event will be organised on a date that suits you so get in touch to find out more
Long Distance Training
If you have entered an open water event in 2022 which is 5km or more and need some support with your training, then our Wednesday evening sessions are just what you need.
2022| Wednesdays 6.30pm | Lancing Sailing Club
8TH JUNE (HT 1840)
22ND JUNE (HT 1900)
6TH JULY (HT 1644)
20TH JULY (HT 1719)
17TH AUGUST (HT 1557)
2022 | Thursdays 0630-0730 | Wadurs Swimming Pool
Contact Southdowns Leisure to book
Sunday 10th July, River Adur, Shoreham.
0830 (0745 registration)
700m swim in total
1.2km run in total
Shoes are compulsory and wetsuits are recommended. Pull buoys and paddle allowed. You must be competent and confident in swimming in open water
3km swim in total
3.5km run in total
Shoes are and wetsuits are compulsory. We recommend a wetsuit with short legs to assist in an easier run. Pull buoys and paddle allowed. You must be competent and confident in swimming in open water
Registration (Adur Rec slip way) 0745-0815
Walk to start slipway (East side) 0820-0830
Event and Swim 1 start 0830
What is SwimRun?
SwimRun is a multi discipline event, consisting of swimming and running but there is no transition in between each discipline. Athletes were a combination of a wetsuit, trainers, hat and goggles and pull buoy and hand paddles. The wetsuit is typically a short legged wetsuit to enable a less restrictive run, but any wetsuit can be used. The trainers are worn during the swim, and as athletes exit the water, they get straight into the run section. The use of the pull buoy and paddles supports the heavier legs and drag created from the trainers.
We believe in the power of open water and supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our local emergency service workers. That's why our profits will be donated to the charity Mind and to a local open water and paddle boarding project, run at Hove Lagoon.