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About the Swim Challenge

After a 15 year absence this historic event was proudly revived by Pete Winchester M.B.E. and friends with the "Grimsby water rats ABP swim challenge 2016."

Pete Winchester says "how grateful we are to ABP for allowing us the use of the docks, as well as being the main event sponsors. 

Over 80 open water swimmers arrived from all over the country to take in the three distance events on the day. 

The challenge proved so popular that the club have agreed to hold the event again this year, adding  a junior one mile, and senior 10k Olympic distance to the one, two and four mile events.

Swim Challenge 


Distances and Fees

1 Mile Swim: £20

2 Mile Swim: £25

4 Mile Swim: £30

10km Swim: £45

Juniors 1 Mile Swim: £10


*Minimum Age for all adult races is 16 years old as of age on the day of the race.* (16-17 year olds parent/guardian will be be required to sign a consent form on the day of the race)

*Ages for the childrens race is 12 - 15 years old as of age on the day of the race.*

How to enter

To enter the event click the link below.

Swim Challenge 2018

ABP swim challenge 

Programme for the day

9:30 AM Registration
9:30 AM All Day Compere
10:00 AM 10k Swim Briefing
10:15 AM 10k Swim Start
10:45 AM 4 Mile Swim Briefing
11:00 AM 4 Mile Swim Start
11:30 AM 2 Mile Swim Briefing
12:00 PM 2 Mile Swim Start
12:30 PM 1 Mile Swim Briefing
1:00 PM 1 Mile Swim Start
2:30 PM Award Ceremony