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Mad Hatter Swim Festival

Mad Hatter Sports Events

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Polkerris, St Austell, PL24 2TL, United Kingdom

Distance Date
Up to 1km ?

1.00KM

Swim

Aug. 29, 2020
Up to 3km ?

2.00KM

Swim

Aug. 29, 2020
Up to 3km ?

3.00KM

Swim

Aug. 29, 2020
Up to 1km (Junior) ?

500.00M

Swim

Aug. 29, 2020

Overview

Come and join us in the beautiful setting of Polkerris on the South coast of Cornwall for a festival of swimming. The event is a mass-participation open water sea swimming event and a great chance to challenge yourself in a particular distance or if you're feeling up to it you can swim two distances! ​The event offers a choice of either a 1km, 2km, or 3km. These distances take place in the sheltered harbour area in front of the beach, ideal for spectating. ​The course will consist of 1km laps and will include a very short Australian exit near the water's edge. ​The 1km and 2km swims will start at the same time with the 3km taking place an hour or so after these have finished. So there's a chance to swim twice and receive some well earned kudos! ​Each competitor will receive a coloured swim hat and a special commemorative t-shirt. If you enter 2 swims you will receive a £10 discount on the total entry fee. ​Male and female prizes for overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd and AG winners for all swim distances.





Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the Mad Hatter Swim Festival, as determined by athlete reviews.

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All Time Average
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2019 Average
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Latest Reviews

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Ben Maffin
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Reviewed 1 year ago

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First open water event and found the entire process easy to follow with little stress. The location was great, parking fine and support perfectly adequate. We had beautiful weather - it may have been different if it had been raining as limited cover. The participant medal was pre...Read full review

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Pauline Tester
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Reviewed 1 year ago

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Enjoyed most of the swimming (except on my second lap of 3k, when 2 females in a boat blocked my path and insisted I went back around the furthest buoy again)! Not happy being stopped from swimming and making me swim further (I was about 1/3rd of my way towards the next buoy...Read full review

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Reviews (44)

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