FAQS

Below are some general questions and answers relevant to the event

Please come swim ready and be ok with changing on the beach at the end of the swim. There are public toilets nearby the start and finish line if you prefer to use those.

We would normally be very happy for you to invite anyone you like to watch the swim but due to the current situation we will be monitoring government guidelines and offering further advice on this nearer the time.

Upon registration you will be given a bag to put all your belongings (pls try not to leave valuables as we can’t be responsible for these) in along with a label to put your contact details on. They will then be transported to the finish line where they will be kept securely in the BSC changing rooms till the end of the race.

You will be awarded with a medal at the end of the race and be given a non branded hat for the race. Branded merchandise for the swim will be available to purchase at the finish line.

Average sea temperature for this time of year in Brighton is 15°C

There is a public toilet close to the start and finish of the race which will be pointed out to anyone when they arrive onsite.

On street parking in central Brighton is by Pay & Display. There are several car parks in central Brighton but on a sunny day these can fill up early. Brighton Marina multi storey – (not the ASDA car park) offers 4 hours free parking and you can get to the Brighton (Palace) Pier on Volks Railway from near the marina.

Brighton Station to the West Pier is about a 20 minute mostly downhill walk.

If you are travelling to Brighton by car, you may want to consider parking for free on the outskirts and completing your journey into town by bus.

Brighton’s bus service is very efficient: see www.buses.co.uk for maps, fares and timetables.

This will be provided by Blue Response. There will kayakers and safety boats on the water and First Aid stations at the start and the finish with spotters placed on the beach along the course

Tickets are non refundable

If race is cancelled due to weather conditions your ticket will be carried over to the next reserve date
If the third back up date is cancelled due to weather conditions an offer of a 15% discount on next years race will be offered.

If the event is cancelled due to covid no refunds will be available unfortunately.