The Seahorse Swim

The Seahorse Swim is held at Knoll Beach in Studland Bay. The event consists of a 2km and 3.8km course around buoys and is open to wetsuit and non-wetsuit swimmers. The race is timed using ankle worn timing chips and there are prizes in many different categories.

The swim raises money for The Seahorse Trust, The National Trust (we're on NT land), The Royal Life Saving Society (who provide our safety cover) and East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club. The event is organised and run by volunteers drawn from East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club, their friends, families and other local swim groups.

Latest News

Hi Everyone,

Some of you are probably thinking ahead to 2021 and trying to make plans for events to enter so a quick update from us.

We've just started to look at the feasibility and practicality of running the event in 2021. Under consideration are delaying the event to late summer, how will safety cover work when it may require close contact and insurance backed entry and event costs in case of cancellation due to social a bit more than usual!

We usually publicise an event date and entry opening date at the end of December but because of the considerations above, those may be published later than expected.
Not a very informative update I know but I thought something is better than silence!

Please keep an eye on this page on the website or our Facebook group for more news.

Many thanks

Chris and The Seahorse Swim team

Entry Information

Please note that the entry system for the swim goes live in the new year. Numbers are strictly limited and entries are allocated on a first come first served basis. The event normally sells out very fast!

To avoid disappointment and to be kept informed we strongly recommend joining our Facebook group and the Seahorse Swim mailing list.

NB: You cannot enter the Seahorse Swim through this website...

Check social media and the mailing list to find out when the registration opens. There will be clear instructions on how to enter and you will be directed to a separate registration website.

If the swim sells out we will open a limited waiting list - please follow the link on the registration website for more information.

Safety cover provided by Poole RLSS
Safety cover provided by Poole RLSS

Seahorse Swim Enquiry Form

You can use this form to ask about the Seahorse Swim but please note that you'll probably find the answer you're looking for on the Facebook group and mailing list.

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