Sea swimming events

Sea swimming events

Explore the rolling waves and vast horizons of the open sea in these sea swimming events!

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33 Sea swims in the UK

A true test of your swimming confidence is heading into the deep for an event in the sea. From crystal clear waters abroad to the icy embrace of the North Sea, events held in the sea are unlike anything found inland. Cruise through waves to earn some spectacular experiences!

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Sea swims in 2024

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A much-loved favourite in the outdoors calendar, this is the longest distance of the Dartmouth Open Water Swims, in the clear waters of Blackpool Sands Beach, for a wide range of swimming abilities.
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • £39
Dartmouth, Devon, UK

Dartmouth Open Water Swim | 1500m

A much-loved favourite in the outdoors calendar, this is the longest distance of the Dartmouth Open Water Swims, in the clear waters of Blackpool Sands Beach, for a wide range of swimming abilities.

  • 1500 m sea swimming
A much-loved favourite in the outdoors calendar, this is the shortest distance of the Dartmouth Open Water Swims, in the clear waters of Blackpool Sands Beach, for a wide range of swimming abilities.
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • £30
Dartmouth, Devon, UK

Dartmouth Open Water Swim | 750m

A much-loved favourite in the outdoors calendar, this is the shortest distance of the Dartmouth Open Water Swims, in the clear waters of Blackpool Sands Beach, for a wide range of swimming abilities.

  • 750 m sea swimming
A new endurance addition to the sea swimming calendar!
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • £47
Dartmouth, Devon, UK

Dartmouth Open Water Swim | 3000m

A new endurance addition to the sea swimming calendar!

  • 3000 m sea swimming
Join hundreds of other swimmers and take on an epic 1.4 mile open water swim from Boscombe Pier to Bournemouth Pier. With every stroke, you’ll be powering lifesaving research.
  • Sat 29 Jun
  • £50
Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim

Join hundreds of other swimmers and take on an epic 1.4 mile open water swim from Boscombe Pier to Bournemouth Pier. With every stroke, you’ll be powering lifesaving research.

  • 1.4 miles sea swimming
The middle distance of the ever-popular English Riviera Swim series in the warm and sheltered waters of Torre Abbey Sands, for a range of swimming abilities.
  • Sun 30 Jun
  • £42
Torquay, Devon, UK

English Riviera Swim | 1500m

The middle distance of the ever-popular English Riviera Swim series in the warm and sheltered waters of Torre Abbey Sands, for a range of swimming abilities.

  • 1500 m sea swimming
The shortest distance of the ever-popular English Riviera Swim series in the warm and sheltered waters of Torre Abbey Sands, for a range of swimming abilities.
  • Sun 30 Jun
  • £24
Torquay, Devon, UK

English Riviera Swim | 750m

The shortest distance of the ever-popular English Riviera Swim series in the warm and sheltered waters of Torre Abbey Sands, for a range of swimming abilities.

  • 750 m sea swimming
The longest distance of the ever-popular English Riviera Swim series in the warm and sheltered waters of Torre Abbey Sands, for a range of swimming abilities.
  • Sun 30 Jun
  • £44
Torquay, Devon, UK

English Riviera Swim | 3000m

The longest distance of the ever-popular English Riviera Swim series in the warm and sheltered waters of Torre Abbey Sands, for a range of swimming abilities.

  • 3000 m sea swimming
Dawlish Warren is a fantastic location for a sea swim, regardless of experience level, plus the excellent Teignmouth Surf Life Saving Club team will be on hand to keep everyone safe.
  • Sun 22 Sep
  • £39
Dawlish, Devon, UK

Dawlish Swim | 1500M

Dawlish Warren is a fantastic location for a sea swim, regardless of experience level, plus the excellent Teignmouth Surf Life Saving Club team will be on hand to keep everyone safe.

  • 1500 m sea swimming
Dawlish Warren is a fantastic location for a sea swim, regardless of experience level, plus the excellent Teignmouth Surf Life Saving Club team will be on hand to keep everyone safe.
  • Sun 22 Sep
  • £29
Dawlish, Devon, UK

Dawlish Swim | 750M

Dawlish Warren is a fantastic location for a sea swim, regardless of experience level, plus the excellent Teignmouth Surf Life Saving Club team will be on hand to keep everyone safe.

  • 750 m sea swimming
Dawlish Warren is a fantastic location for a sea swim, regardless of experience level, plus the excellent Teignmouth Surf Life Saving Club team will be on hand to keep everyone safe.
  • Sun 22 Sep
  • £49
Dawlish, Devon, UK

Dawlish Swim | 3K

Dawlish Warren is a fantastic location for a sea swim, regardless of experience level, plus the excellent Teignmouth Surf Life Saving Club team will be on hand to keep everyone safe.

  • 3 km sea swimming
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • £30
Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Salty Sea Dog Long Swim – June | 2.5K

In its 12th year, the 2024 events will be held at Hengistbury Head and is a real must for anyone looking for a slightly more challenging open-water swim.

  • 2.5 km sea swimming
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • £35
Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Salty Sea Dog Long Swim – June | 3.8K

In its 12th year, the 2024 events will be held at Hengistbury Head and is a real must for anyone looking for a slightly more challenging open-water swim.

  • 3.8 km sea swimming
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • £40
Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Salty Sea Dog Long Swim – June | 5K

In its 12th year, the 2024 events will be held at Hengistbury Head and is a real must for anyone looking for a slightly more challenging open-water swim.

  • 5 km sea swimming
  • Fri 21 Jun
  • £70
Pembrokeshire, West Wales , UK

The Wales Swim | 1.2 Mile

Amazing location, blue flag beaches, and an atmosphere that really is electric, you won't want to miss it.

  • 1.2 miles sea swimming
  • Fri 21 Jun
  • £70
Pembrokeshire, West Wales , UK

The Wales Swim | 2.4 Mile

Amazing location, blue flag beaches, and an atmosphere that really is electric, you won't want to miss it.

  • 2.4 miles sea swimming
  • Sat 22 Jun
  • £60
Saint Austell, Cornwall, UK

The Gwineas

A swim fixed into Cornish swimming legend, the infamous Gwineas and the unofficial Cornish open water swimming championships with a distance of 3.8km if you swim straight.

  • 3.8 km sea swimming
  • Sat 6 Jul
  • £20
Kingsbridge, Devon, UK

Bantham Mini-Swoosh

A short, open water swim for kids

  • 1 km sea swimming
  • Sat 6 Jul
  • £30
Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Salty Sea Dog Long Swim – July | 2.5K

In its 12th year, the 2024 events will be held at Hengistbury Head and is a real must for anyone looking for a slightly more challenging open-water swim.

  • 2.5 km sea swimming
  • Sat 6 Jul
  • £35
Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Salty Sea Dog Long Swim – July | 3.8K

In its 12th year, the 2024 events will be held at Hengistbury Head and is a real must for anyone looking for a slightly more challenging open-water swim.

  • 3.8 km sea swimming
  • Sat 6 Jul
  • £40
Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Salty Sea Dog Long Swim – July | 5K

In its 12th year, the 2024 events will be held at Hengistbury Head and is a real must for anyone looking for a slightly more challenging open-water swim.

  • 5 km sea swimming
  • Sat 6 Jul
  • £100
Kingsbridge, Devon, UK

Bantham Boomerang

How far can you swim before the tide turns?

  • 3 km sea swimming
  • Sat 10 Aug
  • £30
Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Salty Sea Dog Long Swim – August | 2.5K

In its 12th year, the 2024 events will be held at Hengistbury Head and is a real must for anyone looking for a slightly more challenging open-water swim.

  • 2.5 km sea swimming
  • Sat 10 Aug
  • £35
Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Salty Sea Dog Long Swim – August | 3.8K

In its 12th year, the 2024 events will be held at Hengistbury Head and is a real must for anyone looking for a slightly more challenging open-water swim.

  • 3.8 km sea swimming
  • Sat 10 Aug
  • £40
Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Salty Sea Dog Long Swim – August | 5K

In its 12th year, the 2024 events will be held at Hengistbury Head and is a real must for anyone looking for a slightly more challenging open-water swim.

  • 5 km sea swimming
  • Sun 25 Aug
  • £48
Rhoose, South Glamorgan, UK

BIG R Swim | 5K

8K or 5K Just For Fun – Going Back to the Routes!

  • 5 km sea swimming
  • Sun 25 Aug
  • £48
Barry, South Glamorgan, UK

BIG R Swim | 8K

8K or 5K Just For Fun – Going Back to the Routes!

  • 8 km sea swimming
  • Sun 15 Sep
  • £15
Saint Ives, Cornwall, UK

Swim Festival | Juniors Swim

A stunning venue and a brilliant Swim location with crystal clear waters and usually pretty flat (usually lol)

  • 500 m sea swimming
  • Sun 15 Sep
  • £30
Saint Ives, Cornwall, UK

Swim Festival | 1K Swim

A stunning venue and a brilliant Swim location with crystal clear waters and usually pretty flat (usually lol)

  • 1 km sea swimming
  • Sun 15 Sep
  • £35
Saint Ives, Cornwall, UK

Swim Festival | 2K Swim

A stunning venue and a brilliant Swim location with crystal clear waters and usually pretty flat (usually lol)

  • 2 km sea swimming
  • Sun 15 Sep
  • £40
Saint Ives, Cornwall, UK

Swim Festival | 3K Swim

A stunning venue and a brilliant Swim location with crystal clear waters and usually pretty flat (usually lol)

  • 3 km sea swimming

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