Breakwater Swim 2023
Jun 25, 2023 at 09:00 — 11:00 (BST)
Organiser: The Chestnut Appeal for Men's Health
The 2023 Breakwater Swim
The 2023 Chestnut Appeal Breakwater swim is scheduled to take place on Sunday 25th June with a swim time of around 9am.
Swimmers will register at Mount Batten and board the boat 'The Plymouth Sound' at Mount Batten Jetty. The trip to the eastern end of the Breakwater close to Bovisand Pier will take around 20 minutes. The Safety Briefing will be given on board the Boat by senior EWS staff.
Swimmers will alight the boat at the eastern end of the Breakwater near to Bovisand Pier. The swim route will be along the coastline at Jennycliff Bay a distance of around 3.2km.
Swimmers will be flanked by paddleboarders who will guide swimmers across the Bay. The route takes swimmers to the right of the Flyrix Buoy before making a straight line to the beach at Mount Batten.
Registration for the 2023 Breakwater swim is £55.
Your £55 registration includes: Water Safety Cover. Event swim cap. Full lifeguard and medical support. An event medal
Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, but it’s the money you raise that helps Prostate Cancer patients and their families across Devon and Cornwall. So we ask all our swimmers set themselves a fundraising target of £80.
Just as a point of interest, and to help you set your own fundraising target:
£60 will pay for 3 PSA tests.
£120 will pay for 500 awareness leaflets.
£300 will pay towards promotion across the region of the most common cancer in men, prostate cancer.
£600 will pay for 10% of our nurses psychosexual counselling course.
£1,000 will go towards furnishing a treatment room in the Chestnut Unit.
£5,000 will go towards state-of-the-art kit to be used for the care of prostate, testicular or penile cancer patients.
£10,000 will run the holiday home for a year.
Can I enter the Chestnut Appeal Breakwater Swim
To take part in the Chestnut Appeal Breakwater Swim 2023 we ask that you have taken part in one of our previous swims or that you have experience of swimming in a organised swim of similar length / difficulty. And that you are able to swim 4km in a pool, without stopping. You must also have experience in swimming in varying sea conditions.