LNTM 18-2022 – Dart 10k Swim – Totnes to Dittisham
River Dart 10k Swim – Totnes to Dittisham
Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of September 2022.
Effective until 5th September 2022
This event involves 800 swimmers per day transiting downstream from Totnes to Dittisham in groups on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th September. As a result, there will be large numbers of swimmers in the navigational channel in this area each day.
2. Timings/ Locations:
Participants will swim from Totnes Public Slipway to Dittisham Green. They will start in groups as follows:
SATURDAY 3rd SEPT – Last swimmer expected out of the water at 16:45
1st wave of swimmers (200 approx) depart Totnes 11:30
2nd wave of swimmers (260 approx) depart Totnes 11:45
3rd wave of swimmers (320 approx) depart Totnes 12:00
4th wave of swimmers (25 approx) depart Totnes 12:15
SUNDAY 4th SEPT – Last swimmer expected out of the water at 17:45
1st wave of swimmers (200 approx) depart Totnes 12:20
2nd wave of swimmers (260 approx) depart Totnes 12:35
3rd wave of swimmers (320 approx) depart Totnes 12:50
4th wave of swimmers (25 approx) depart Totnes 13:05
(timings and numbers are approximate)
The route is 10km long, departing from Totnes and finishing near Dittisham. The route is marked in red on the chartlet below. There will be anchored pontoons along the way for swimmers to rest.
Swimmers will be heading downstream, they ought to remain to the right of the channel. Swimmers will be wearing swim hats (orange, red, white or blue). There will be a water safety team, using paddleboards and safety boats. The water safety team operate on VHF Ch P4.
4. Safety information.
All mariners are to keep a good look out and navigate with extreme caution during the event times, keeping well clear of swimmers. Masters are to requested to follow instruction from the safety craft or Dart Harbour Patrol vessels.
Assistant Harbour Master – Compliance.
Level Water – a note from the organisers.
The Dart10k is arguably the finest, 10k swim on the open water calendar.
The event captures the pure essence and ethos of the wild swimming community. A journey, not a race. Starting in Totnes, hundreds of swimmers will take on the River Dart finishing in Dittisham – Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2022.
The river takes swimmers on a soulful journey towards Dittisham, punctuated by landmarks such as the Cormorant Tree, the white rock, Sharpham boathouse and Bow Creek. One of the most beautiful stretches of river in the UK, and a bucket list swim for so many.
Supported by volunteers from the local and swimming community, it is one of the most special events in the swimming calendar. The event is owned and operated by UK charity Level Water, who use the power of swimming to improve lives for children with disabilities.
Please be aware that the roads around Dittisham will be busy from 08:00 on both event days. The Ham car park, Dittisham is closed for the weekend.View more port notices