Where is the World Bog Snorkelling Championship held?

Where is the World Bog Snorkelling Championship held?

Llanwrtyd Wells
The World Bog Snorkelling Championships took place at Waen Rhydd peat bog in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales over the bank holiday weekend.

Who created bog snorkelling?

The activity was apparently born from a discussion between regulars in a pub in Llanwrtyd Wells in 1976. The first Bog Snorkelling World Championship was held at the Waen Rhydd peat bog in 1985,and it now takes place every August Bank Holiday.

What are the rules for bog snorkelling?

The rules are simple: Masks, snorkels, and fins are required, but uni-fin flippers are not permitted. Faces must stay submerged as much as possible and traditional strokes are not allowed.

How many people can bog snorkeling?

Bog snorkelling

Team members no
Mixed gender Yes, but in separate leagues
Type Outdoor, aquatic
Venue Water-filled trench cut through a peat bog

Is bog snorkeling a real thing?

Bog snorkelling is a sporting event where competitors aim to complete two consecutive lengths of a 60 yards (55 m) water-filled trench cut through a peat bog in the shortest time possible, wearing traditional snorkel, diving mask and flippers, they complete the course without swimming, relying on flipper power alone.

When was bog snorkeling invented?

Bog snorkeling was conceived in 1976 as many great ideas over a pint of beer at the local pub, with the first World Bog Snorkeling Championship held in 1985. The race is along a 55 m (60 yard) bog trench, in which the contestants must complete two lengths.

Why was bog snorkelling invented?

Bog Snorkelling first originated in 1976, apparently, over a drink in a local Welsh pub called the Neuadd Arms in Llanwrtyd Wells. The first events were held at the Waen Rhydd Peat bog in the same area. Ever since, Bog Snorkelling has grown in popularity slowly with a world championships being held in 1985.