River Adur 5km Swim | Fin Swim – Shoreham-by-Sea | Saturday 31st August 2019 (TBC)

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Jan 29th, 2015
REP Adur Swim, August 2014 by SussexSportPhotography.com
5km Fin Swim River Adur 2018

Following the success of our inaugural 5km swim in 2017, numbers doubled in 2018 and we have a  provisional dates of Saturday 31st August for our 2019. Much like our Ironman distance swim in the River Arun, this one will be 5km but with the tide all the way so it’ll definitely be the quickest 5km you’ll ever swim!

There are two categories: Fin Swim & Just Swim.

The Fin Swim category is just that, swim the 5km in a pair of fins to speed your way to finish.

Just Swim is for all our normal swimmers looking for another challenging swim.

We’ll take you by coach to the start, drop you off at high tide and you make your way back to Shoreham on the tide.  You’ll still have to negotiate the sandbanks & bridges for the quickest route and as you reach Shoreham you’ll be swimming even faster.

The start time is planned for 1:30pm, which is dependent on river and weather conditions, but our aim is to give you the best possibility of securing your personal best and having a great fun swim.

2017 competitor feedback:

“Thanks for another really great REP event. As always, it was brilliantly organised and very enjoyable. Perfect weather and a brisk current helped too!”

“Wonderful experience with the 5km swim. Adrenaline was whizzing through the veins, especially the last 10 minutes under the bridges”

All the usual REP safety cover will be provided, including RIBs, kayaks and safety spotters on the river bank.

Race HQ is the Adur Centre, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5LT (by Norfolk Bridge on the A259). Registration and finish will all be at this location. Shoreham is about 8 miles west of Brighton and 7 miles east of Worthing.  Shoreham Town Centre will also be open and all within the foothills of the South Downs National Park.

Saturday 1st September 2018 | Start 3:50pm to 4:00pm 

Race Details 2018 V2
Sandbanks & how to avoid them

Map: Course Map
Map: Parking Race Venue & Finish

Previous Event Images

Outdoor Fitness Magazine 2018
Outdoor Fitness Fin Swim

Prices and start times

Distance All entrants Briefing Start from
Standard (individual) £28 14:50hrs AOAC Shoreham 16:00hrs
An administration fee of £1.50 per entry plus 1.5% will be applied to each entry by our online entry system partner, Results Base.

Race HQ is the Adur Outdoor Activities Centre, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5LT.  The registration and finish will all be at this location.  Shoreham is about 8 miles west of Brighton and 7 miles east of Worthing.

On the site of the old Adur Outdoor Activity Centre.