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Fri April 26 - Sat April 27, 2024 Hamilton Parish, 00000 BM
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Squid Pro Quo Swim Series - 1 Mile, 5k & 1500m Night Swim

$125 6:30PM ADT - 10:30PM ADT
63 spots left. Registration ends April 25, 2024 at 5:00pm ADT


Grotto Bay and Harrington Sound
Hamilton Parish, BM 00000


SQUID PRO QUO is made up of three separate swims aimed to help you get some open water distance under your belt early in the season - you do the distance in return for the fitness - a simple SQUID PRO QUO!:

  • Friday evening – a one mile swim starting and finishing at the Grotto Bay beach
  • Saturday morning – a 5km swim starting and finishing at Shark Hole in Harrington Sound
  • Saturday night – a 1500m night swim starting at Trunk Island in Harrington Sound and finishing at the Aquarium, after which we will have food and drinks in the main hall of the Aquarium

Sign up for 2024 and kick off your open water season!!

Feel free to do one, two or all three of the distances – we are trying to make the focus on getting in some distance, so if you want your time please wear a watch and time yourself! If you want to wear wetsuits, that’s fine, again the focus is on giving you an early season chance to get in the water. The sea surface temperature in late April should be approximately 20˚c / 68˚f, hopefully warm enough for most participants, but also prior to peak boating season.

All participants will receive an event t-shirt, a tow float (optional for the two daytime swims but must be worn for the night swim) and dinner at the Aquarium after the final swim.

Night Swim details:

Swimmers will meet at the Aquarium service entrance next to Flatt's Bridge and be transported out to Trunk Island at 8:00pm for the 1500m night swim and will swim back to the Aquarium. Tow floats with lights inside will be provided and it is mandatory that they are worn. Buoys will also be illuminated to light the route back to the Aquarium and there will be kayak support. Bags can be left on the boat and collected at the finish.


Pre Event Check-in and Briefing.

Check-in will open 1 hour prior to the start of each swim and a safety briefing will take place before each start.


Event Times

1 Mile - 6:30pm start, 26 April 2024 - Grotto Bay Beach Resort

5k - 10:00am start, 27 April 2024 - Shark Hole, Harrington Sound

1500m - 8:30pm start, 27 April 2024 - Trunk Island, Harrington Sound


Sanctioned by Open Water Bermuda (OWB)

Race Fee includes an Event Membership Fee, which provides an Event Membership in Open Water Bermuda for the duration of SQUID PRO QUO

Race Contact Info

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1 Mile Route

Friday One Mile - route description:

We start off with a 6:30pm evening swim that people flying from the US/Canada will arrive in time for. Start and finish are at Grotto Bay (who are also providing a special rate for guests, so you can roll right out of your room for this appetizer). Timing of flights will enable swimmers to fly in as late as Friday and still join this swim.

Start at the beach and navigate the triangular course in a counter clockwise direction, returning to Grotto Bay for the finish.


5k Route

Saturday 5km - route description:

Saturday morning 10am start - this is an out and back route in Harrington Sound, starting at Shark Hole, heading around Dingle’s Island out to cockroach island (which is the mid race turn around, and retracing your route back to Shark Hole. We will have boats and buoys to help guide swimmers and ensure you don’t miss the turns at Dingles and Cockroach Island!!


1500m Night Swim Route

Saturday 1500m - route description:

Saturday night 8:30pm start – this is a night swim, and we will provide everyone with a tow buoy and glow sticks for visibility. The course buoys will also have lights inside them for easy sighting) in practice this will make navigation pretty easy!! The course starts at Trunk Island (we will get you out there by boat) and you swim a route back to the Aquarium, following which we will have drinks and dinner in the Main Hall of the Aquarium.


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