Sat 21 Sep 2019Sun 16 Sep 2018, by sarah
15th and 16th September
The Dart 10k was the first, and is arguably the finest, 10k swim on the open water calendar and 2018 is its ninth year. It has grown from 200 swimmers to 1600. The course of the Dart 10K is a unique journey punctuated by landmarks such as the Cormorant Tree, the white rock, Sharpham boat house and Bow Creek. It’s supported by volunteers from the local and swimming community who make it special.
Visitors, friends and family can watch the event from all along the river with the start taking place after the very last participant’s briefing at 11.15. It’s not a race – there are some fantastic and some very fast swimmers, there are skin swimmers, disabled swimmers, newbies, butterfly swimmers – but whatever the level, the language of the day is different. It’s a journey, not a race, and there’s room for everyone in the river.
The day ends with good times! The swim finishes on the village green in Dittisham where there’s a mini-festival feel, with local food suppliers and a bar, a children’s playground, all the fun of the fair as swimmers celebrate. With deck chairs and a great view, supporters can wile away as many hours as it takes you to get there. Entertainment on the Ham starts from 11.50am on Saturday 15th September and 12.30pm on Sunday 16th. https://www.visittotnes.co.uk/whats-on/river-dart-10k-swim/