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,

An update from us at the Seahorse Swim. We've decided not to hold the event this year.

The two biggest reasons are that we can't (currently) book an event for that many people and that we are unable to provide safety cover in the same way as previous years. Those key reasons, coupled with ongoing uncertainty about lockdown easing and lack of time to plan before a possible event later in the year make it too difficult for what is a volunteer run, non-commercial event.

We hope to be back in 2022!

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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