Midlands - Postal Swim

11:00am - 12:00pm on 15th February 2020

Cheslyn Hay Sport & Community High School

Saredon Road,
Cheslyn Hay,
West Midlands,

The DSAUK is holding our first swimming endurance event at Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre (the same pool used for the National Games), governed by the rules of the British Long Distance Swimming Association (BLDSA).

For those that have not heard of the Postal Swim before, this is a national event which BLDSA do every year, duringJanuary and February, and is open to all swimmers aged 10 and above.   The aim is to swim as far as you can in 1 hour, in a swimming pool which is at least 25 Meters in length. The distance will be recorded and sent to the BLDSA, to be matched with all the other swimmers in the relevant categories, around the UK. As well as being open to Able-bodied swimmers, they have 3 Disabled categories:

H1. Ambulant: Those with a predominantly physical disability.

H2. Wheelchair: Those who spend most of their time in a wheelchair.

H3. Non-physical: Those with a non-physical disability. (i.e. mental/sensory disability).

We are hoping to make this an annual event, where you can measure your endurance ability from 1 year to the next. Remember, the aim is to swim as far as you can, it could be 100 meters, or you might want to aim to match or better, the top distances swam in previous years. You can view the 2018 results at:http://postalswim.com/results/PostalSwim2018RESULTS03.pdf then scan down to page 12 for the Disabled Swimmers results. It will be great to have some DSAUK members listed in the 2020 results.

Your incentives to take part might be:

  1. To encourage yourself to swim regularly and build up the distance you can swim in an hour.
  2. You can monitor your improvements year on year.
  3. You might want to get people to sponsor you (although this is not compulsory) and raise money for the DSA
  4. For those who already swim long distances regularly, let’s see how many age groups we can get a DSA member(or members) listed in the top 3!

February might be a long way but we would like to have some idea of how many people will be swimming. Please email Tom.mills@dsauk.org to register your interest. We will also need people to count the lengths individuals swim.