The 2022 Sun Downer Swim

25th June 2022 | 5:00pm

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There are always questions that you might have, the common ones are answered below.

Will there be a mass start?

Yes we will get all the first swimmers in the water and do a mass start.

How will the event be timed?

We will issue you with a timing chip, which will be recorded electronically each time you touch the timing point. Each team will have one timing chip to pass between them like a baton.

Do you have to exit the lake every time?

No you won’t need to exit the lake if you want to do more than 1 lap, you will just need to hit the timing point in the water. However you will be able to exit the lake on completion of each lap if you wish to rest, use the facilities or refuel.

Will there be a feed station on shore?

Yes we will supply a feed station out of the water with basics such as water, bananas, gels, bars and haribo!

What facilities are there at NF Water Park?

We will have access to toilets, changing rooms and showers onsite. Please bring warm clothes/dryrobes to keep warm while you are not in the water. You will have access to the cafe (in which you get a free hot meal included in your ticket) and you will be able to purchase extras.

Can spectators come to watch?

Spectators can come to cheer you on from the shore side. They won't be able to use the pontoon as the water park will be open to public.

What happens for the night swim?

We will supply each participant with a glow stick in your race pack to use for the night section. However, as darkness falls, you will need to race with a tow float so your glow stick can be attached and so we can see you in the water.

What is the minimum age?

You will need to be over 16 to race as a solo entry and if you are part of a team you will need to be 14+.

Will there be a safety boat?

Yes we will have a safety boat on the water and several paddle boarders and kayakers in case of an emergencies.

Is Parking FOC?

New Forest Water Park have just redone and updated their car parking and will be charging for parking. However if you don't mind a short walk, the overflow parking area will be open and FOC (200m away)

Can I camp at the venue?

There is an official campsite available at New Forest Water Park in which you can book directly on their website:

What are the food options?

You will be issued a food voucher in your pack. This will allow you to get one of the following options from the cafe until 10.30pm: Jacket potato and filling Chicken, Fish Finger or Veggie Burger (also vegan), Chips and Salad Toasted Panini and Chips Additional food and drinks can be purchased as you wish throughout the event. Please no picnics.