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Channel Challenge 2018

This October sees the return of the Channel Challenge, the 5th one that FoBSP has arranged to raise funds for Bude Sea Pool.

Each year, 15 teams swim the distance of the English Channel in Bude Sea Pool paying to take part.

That is a distance of 22 miles, 440 lengths of the 91m pool. Some teams enter 22 people, but some teams -amazingly – are only 2!

The day starts early at 7 am with the first swimmers setting off in the dark, and the last swimmer in the water is usually around 7 pm.

Teams both local and from all over the country to not only enjoy the Challenge, but to also help raise in excess of £2000 annually.

The swimmers are kept warm and motivated by our merry bunch of volunteers who kindly provide hot drinks, homemade soup and cakes.

Do come along to cheer on the teams and to sample some of the refreshments.