The Dart10k, held on 6th September is the most popular 10k swim in the open water calendar, run by the Open Water Swimming Society (OSS).

The swim starts at the town of Totnes down through the picturesque Dart Estuary to Dittisham, passing by some of the local landmarks, the Cormorant Tree, the White Rock, Sharpham Boat House and Bow Creek. The swim is a real challenge for those that join in, it’s the aquatic equivalent of a marathon yet has a mini festival feel. This year’s event will be sponsored by Clif Bar and AlpKit.

Mark Bloomer of Integra Associates will be swimming the 10k route in aid of Cancer Research UK. To follow Mark’s training or to make a donation, visit Mark’s JustGiving page.

Mark commented “Cancer is touching an increasing number of people’s lives, there are fewer and fewer people who haven’t been affected by it in one way or another. It has affected my life and that of family and friends in recent years, and I’m supporting Cancer Research in their work to beat the disease and suffering it brings to families.”

About OSS

Kate Rew founded the The Outdoor Swimming Society (OSS) in 2006, and has been delighted to see it grow into the movement that it is today. The OSS currently has 23,000 members. She grew up swimming in a river in Devon, swam all over the country for her book Wild Swim, and now mostly paddles about with her two young sons and husband in Somerset.

You can learn more about the OSS by visiting their website or visiting the OSS Facebook page.