Bantham Swoosh Open Water July 18

Three swimmers from Berkhamsted swim club ventured to Devon to take part in the Bantham Swoosh on Saturday 14th July.  After a 5am start to fit with the tides the swimmers donned their wetsuits and swam a distance of 6km with 712 swimmers. This was the furthest distance the three swimmers have completed at open water. 

Callum Bullock finished in a time of 1:21.29 he was 2nd in his age group 57th male and 119th overall. Izzy Sansom followed him out the water in a time of 1:22.57 she was 1st in her category , 24th female and 130th overall. Harrison swiftly followed Izzy in a time of 1:23.19 making him 3rd in his age group and 134th overall.

All three swimmers had pushed themselves to the maximum, well outside their normal comfort zones, both with the temperature of the salt water and with the tidal ‘swoosh’ being something completely new to them. This experience has added variety to their swim training and further confirm the breadth of experiences available following practice provided by the local swimming club’s training practices.

This experience has added variety to their swim training. 

Well done to all the swimmers.


Jo Sansom

Open Water Coordinator -