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Torbay

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Torbay is a borough in Devon, England, spanning the towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, located around an east-facing natural harbour (Tor Bay) on the English Channel. Torbay is roughly equidistant from the cities of Exeter and Plymouth. A popular tourist destination with a tight conurbation of resort towns, Torbay's sandy beaches, mild climate and recreational and leisure attractions have given rise to the nickname of the English Riviera.

Open Water Swimming[edit]

The BLDSA Torbay Swim is a 4-mile (6.4 km) and 8-mile (12.8 km) open water swim in Torbay.

British Long Distance Swimming Association Swim Series[edit]

Torbay is site of one of the 2016 British Long Distance Swimming Association Swim Series events. The events include the following races:

British Long Distance Swimming Association Records[edit]

  • Torbay 2-way crossing from Meadfoot to Brixham and Return, male: Lyndon Dunsbee in 2 hours 40 minutes 50 seconds in 1986.
  • Torbay 2-way crossing from Meadfoot to Brixham and Return, female: Karen Toole in 2 hours 42 minutes 48 seconds in 1983.
  • Torbay Veterans from Meadfoot to Brixham, male: Dave Reason in 1 hour 30 minutes 21 seconds in 1998.
  • Torbay Veterans from Meadfoot to Brixham, female: Dilys Beynon in 1 hour 52 minutes 11 seconds in 1986.

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