Swimming – All our event will involve some form of open water swimming. As with all our obstacles and challenges nothing is compulsory, if you cant swim or are not confident in open water you can walk around these obstacles. Buoyancy aids are available, if you are a weak swimmer or are not confident in open water please wear them.
COLD WATER SHOCK Please note the water will be cold and as such you can expect to encounter cold water shock. Symptoms;- as you first enter the water your body’s reaction will be to gasp for air, you will then experience increased heart rate and increased blood pressure, blood flow to your limbs will be reduced as your body goes into survival mode. The most important thing is DONT PANIC, these symptoms usually pass quickly as your body adjusts. Water Safe UK Search and Rescue will be on hand to assist you whilst in the water.
Water – Enter water with extreme care, DO NOT DIVE or JUMP unless instructed to do so. Water exits will become extremely slippery so exit with caution to avoid slipping.getwet