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.
Our price has had to increase this year due to increased costs of the BLDSA Insurance which now costs £3.50 per person for non members. Entrants who are BLDSA members will be able to claim £3.50 back from the registration tent on the day by producing a valid BLDSA Membership card.