Plunge in to fundraising with the Big Sea Swim

Swimmers are invited to join in the Big Sea Swim on Saturday July 13, to help raise money to keep the sea fit and safe to swim in.

Organised by the Marine Conservation Society, the Big Sea Swim is a fantastic opportunity for swimmers to raise funds to help keep the waters safe and clean.

The event consists of two distances to choose from with a 1km swim for beginners and a 3km for those who are more experienced sea swimmers.

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism and Leisure, Cllr Carolyn Heaps said, “Eastbourne is blessed with a fantastic coastline. It is our job as a town to maintain the beach and waters as much as we can so this is a fantastic opportunity to help support the maintenance. The event sounds exciting and a great chance for swimmers to challenge themselves further.”

The Eastbourne seafront is award winning with the beaches recommended in 2012 Good Beach Guide from the Marine Conservation Society. The seafront is known for clean seas and Quality Coast winning beaches, offering lifeguard patrolled safe bathing, seafront restaurants, showers, beach huts, cabins, sun loungers, deckchairs, kidzsafe wristband scheme and children’s attractions. This event will contribute highly to the maintenance of the seafront.

Registration is £20 for the 1km swim and £25 for the 3km swim, all contributing towards the maintenance of the oceans around us. Swimmers are also invited to fundraise by asking friends and family to sponsor.

The event will start on the beach next to the Lifeguard First Aid Post, with registration at noon on July 13. Places are limited so it is advised to register early. Unfortunately entries will not be taken on the day. Wetsuits are optional.

For more information and to register go to