Dee Mile 2017

Saturday 5th August 2017

Event Details

This is a classical race of the modern era, with a history which is very nearly continuous, going back to the first time it was held 1922. The race has several idiosyncrasies. It starts at the Red House pub and the distance is actually a mile and a quarter. You swim downstream around the Crook of the Dee to finish at the suspension bridge. Being all downstream, the course times vary considerably depending on the seasonal flow with the winning men’s time varying from 19 minutes 48 seconds to 33 minutes 25 seconds.

Water temperatures are typically 14 to 16 deg.C. The swim is with the current. In 2010, the temperature was 20 deg.C.

The race retains its ancient "Dee Mile Champion" title for the fastest swimmer, who must also live within five miles of "The Cross" in the centre of Chester and swim without a wetsuit.

Entry Options - Age 12 & over on Sat 05 Aug 2017
Entries closed
Dee Mile Half - Junior - Age 12 - 15

Wet suits compulsory. Suitable for experienced/competent club swimmers.  Approx 1.2km downstream swim

Dee Mile Half - Age 16 & over
A 1km race, wesuits compulsory.  Minimum age 16 on day of swim. Approx 1.2km downstream swim
Dee Mile Full - Age 16 & over

A 2km race (wetsuits optional), minimum age is 16 on day of swim. Approx 2km downstream swim

Refund Policy

Dee Mile 2017 refund policy is 50% refund of your entry fee until the cut off date of 29th July 2017. The online entry system will allow competitors to self manage their entries regarding cancellations. 

The online entry system will allow free transfers up until the cut off date of 29rd July 2019. Competitors will be able to self manage their transfers using the online entry system. 
Reserve list
The online entry system will hold a reserve list once entries are full. As cancellations are made the online entry system will email the next person on the reserve list giving them the opportunity to take the available place.

Sat 05 Aug 2017 at 17:00
Contact Info
Ciara Murphy
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