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Bog Snorkelling (or mud snorkelling) is a sporting event in which competitors must completing two consecutive lengths of a 60-yard water filled trench cut through a peat bog, in the shortest time possible, wearing snorkels and flippers

Competitors come from all over the British Isles and many from Europe, Australia and America.

The World Bog Snorkelling Championship takes place annually every August Bank Holiday in Wales. Other bog snorkelling events take place in Wales. A Northern Ireland bog snorkelling championship takes place in Dungannon, in County Tyrone.

Compulsory attire for all competitors is snorkel and flippers, Wet suits are not compulsory, but are usually worn, and competitors must complete the course without using conventional swimming strokes. The World Bog Snorkelling Championship takes place annually every August Bank Holiday at the dense Waen Rhydd peat bog, near Llanwrtyd Wells in mid Wales, and was first held in 1985. The contest began after a pub conversation when a local charity was searching for fundraising ideas.

A record 133 of contestants took part in the 2004 Bog Snorkelling Championship which was held on Bank Holiday Monday 30 August. The winner - for the third year running - was 17-year-old Philip John from Bridgend with a time of 1 minute and 39 seconds

Closely Related Activities
Snorkelling 781, Diving 205, Mud Wrestling 764,

Voluntary Work
Bog and Mud snorkelling events, because of there popularity and potential dangers require a large number of voluntary helpers in the form of crowd controling marshals, competion safty marshals, competant water bourne safty/rescue teams and first aiders.

snorkel and flippers (compulsory) and possibly a wetsuit (though the wetsuit is not compulsory)

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