Swim the Bay

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Get down to the Jurassic Coast for this scenic point to point sea swim. Choose a 1.2 or 2.4 mile swim both running parallel to the beach, which spectators can follow alongside the whole way. Come along for a cracking challenge in beautiful surroundings, and for your finisher's medal.
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Where and when
34 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DJ, UK
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Races summary
Here's what races are available for Swim the Bay
Swim the Bay Half
Swim the Bay Full
Route information
This swim takes place in Weymouth Bay which has stunning views over the incredible Jurassic Coast, and an amazing Georgian Seafront. Swimmers can either take on the Swim the Bay Full which takes you 2.4 miles across the whole bay, or Swim the Bay Half which is 1.2 miles.
Swim the Bay Full will start at Bowleaze Coveway, where the Cafe will be offering food and drink from 07:30.
Swim the Bay Half will start next to the stone groyne opposite Lodmoor Country Park. Swimmers from both races will exit the water alongside the Pier and finish the race on the beach.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Age group prizes (Full Swim)
  • Massage
  • Water Safety
  • Transfer to Swim Start
  • Full Medical Support
  • Chip-timed results
  • Finish Line Feed Station
  • Event Photography
  • Baggage Transfer/Storage
  • Event Swim Cap
How to get there
34 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DJ, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
Race Transport
Entrants are welcome to make their own way to the start, but also have the option to take the race transport at no extra charge. The bus will collect you from the registration area on the beach (near Alexandra Gardens). It will take you to the start and return your bags ready for when you are finished.
By Car
Weymouth is situated in Dorset and can be accessed from the A354 from Dorchester.
By Train
Weymouth Station will be a short walk from the event HQ.
Event day logistics
08:30 Both races start
Please arrive early, allowing plenty of time to register and get ready for your race.
Cut-off times
There is a half way cut-off time for the Swim the Bay Full race of 1 hour 20 minutes.
Wetsuits are compulsory for this event. If you are a very experienced swimmer and wish to swim without a wetsuit you can email the race organiser [email protected]ExternalLink and outline your experience and your case will be assessed.
Age Restrictions
You must be at least 18 to take part in either race.
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Spectator Info
This race is ideal to spectate, as you're able to follow each race in its entirety along the coast, not to mention stop off a the multiple cafes en route.
Is Swim the Bay a wetsuit mandatory event?
Yes, although experienced open water swimmers can contact the organiser directly to request competing without.
What is the minimum entry age for Swim the Bay?
The minimum age to compete is 18 years.
Is there a cut-off time for Swim the Bay?
For the Full Bay (2.4 mile), there is an halfway cut-off time of 1 hour 20 minutes.
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