DURLEY SEA SWIMS IS AN OPEN WATER SWIMMING GROUP BASED IN BOURNEMOUTH SPECIFICALLY TAILORED TO SUPPORT MARATHON SWIM TRAINING IN A FUN AND FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT. WITH CLEAR WATER AND SANDY BEACHES IT’S AN IDEAL PLACE TO TRAIN.
The Group started in 2013 to support individuals swimming the English Channel that year. It has gone from strength to strength, with many swimmers returning and new swimmers attending each year. Swims take place every weekend from May to September, and on six Friday nights during the summer we meet to coincide with the Bournemouth firework displays. All swimmers are welcome although we would remind everyone that you are responsible for your own safety. There is always support on the beach for swims up to seven hours, feeds are provided on longer swims to keep people going. To cover the Group’s costs we encourage swimmers to donate £3 per swim with any money left over at the end of the season being donated to our ‘guardian angels’ in the form of the local beach lifeguards.
The Group is run by volunteers, with the underlying philosophy that swimmers should support swimmers, and all Group members should give something back. This ensures we can continue to grow and support more and more people who love our sport. With this vision in mind, it is suggested that for every four swims (two full weekends) swimmers could look to donate one support day by being on the beach and covering support on a Durley swim.
Durley Swim Group is a very friendly group with many swimmers learning and training alongside each other, within a supportive framework. This is why the whole group celebrates when a swimmer achieves their dream. We hope to see you soon when you come along to swim, support and succeed with us at Durley Swim Group.
Durley Chine is situated in the middle of Bournemouth’s 7 miles of sandy beach. Early in the morning free parking can be found at the cliff top: 15 West Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, BH4 8AP. Alternatively there is a pay and display car park next to the Harvester pub at Durley Chine (BH2 5JF). We meet in front of the lifeguard hut at Durley Chine with swims taking place at 09:00 in May (in the water) and 08:00 for the rest of the season.
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