For open water swimmers, the Dart 10k is the UK’s ultimate swimming adventure. It’s a 10km downstream swim in the River Dart, one of the most beautiful stretches of river in the country, taking place on the weekend of 3rd and 4th September. This is more of an experience than a race, and finishes with a festival on Dittisham Green. It’s a fantastic swim journey from the town of Totnes down the Dart estuary where the course is marked not by inflatable buoys but by landmarks – the Cormorant Tree, the white rock, Sharpham boat house, Bow Creek and so on.
Tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday 10th February for £98 and they usually sell out in minutes. However, this year our good friends at Level Water are a charity partner for the event. They have tickets available for half price (£49) for the Sunday, so you can secure your place right now, ahead of the pack.
Level Water provides one-to-one swimming lessons for disabled children, then helps introduce them to group swimming and competitive clubs. They work in 25 cities across the UK and are expanding nationally – but without these one-to-one lessons, most disabled children will never learn to swim. All they ask in return for your early bird discounted entry to the Dart 10k is that you aim to raise £200 in sponsorship.