Beach team set for pier to pier swim at Blackpool

Saturday will see the return of an open water swimming challenge offshore at Blackpool.

Friday, 20th July 2018, 12:10 pm
Updated Friday, 20th July 2018, 12:12 pm
Julie Bradshaw
Julie Bradshaw

Around 60 people will take part in two races from North Pier to South from 9am and at 10.45am.

One of the organisers is Blackpool channel swimmer Julie Bradshaw, who has teamed up with Blackpool Council, the beach patrol and the Sandcastle for the event, which she hopes will become an annual race.

She said: “The weather is looking great and I would like to thank everyone who has worked hard to make it a success.

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“We have a good number of people taking part and it should be a building block for the future.”

It is only for people experienced in open water swimming such as triathletes and all those taking part must have safety floats and wet-suits.