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Salty Sea Dog Long Swims

Boscombe Beach, Saturday 7 July & 4 August 2018 2.5k and 3.8k

Now in its fifth year, the event will be held at Boscombe beach and is a real must for anyone looking for a slightly more challenging open water swim. This is a series of two races over the summer season. The Salty Sea Dog Swims will take place near the Boscombe pier opposite the Urban Reef – a funky and informal bar, café, deli and restaurant, serving fresh, seasonal and local food and drink.

Wetsuits and non-wetsuit swimmers are welcome. Beach start.


09:30 - Race registration opens

10:20 - Race briefings - Held on the start line

10:30 - 2.5k and 3.8km swim starts

Weather: Although Boscombe is well sheltered there may be a possibility of some surf conditions. Advice from the lifeguard team will be sought and if necessary the swim will be postponed. Any decision will be made with the swimmers’ best interest in mind.

• 100% accurate courses

• Chip timing to give quick results

• Highly visible course marker buoys

• Large-scaled map of the course

• Qualified lifeguard cover and rescue boat

• Car parking area above the beach

• Hot showers

• Toilets

• Male and female changing rooms

• Cafe for hot drinks/food at The Urban Reef


Name: Salty Sea Dog Long Swims

Water type: Sea

Distance: 2.5k and 3.8k

Wetsuit policy: optional Further information at

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Our April issue is our one-year anniversary issue, and it's a cracker to get you in the mood for the start of the main outdoor swimming season. On the training front, we've got a couple of kick and pull sets to try out or a fitness and technique boost, and would look at how poor technique may not only slow you down but also be a factor in shoulder injuries. Our contributor Becky Horsbrugh relates how she became a hero for a day in Bangladesh when she swam across the Bangla Channel. Then, just in case you thought outdoor swimming was a new thing, Richard Nelsson tells us the story of two swimmers from the 1950s who went about swimming in every tarn in the Lake District, naked.