Christmas Day Harbour Swim 2019

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Christmas Day Harbour Swim 2019 supporting Weymouth & Portland Lions Club

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Venue: Weymouth Harbour
Address: Weymouth Harbour, Harbour Trinity Rd, Weymouth DT4 8TJ

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When: Wednesday 25th December, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm


Every year thousands of people line the harbour at Weymouth to witness this annual Lions event which has become a landmark event for the town. This Christmas, the event is being sponsored by Weymouth & Portland Chamber Of Commerce with the president, Craig Oakes, actually taking part!

For those brave enough to suffer a Christmas morning dip, the 70 metre plus distance starts from the Cove on Trinity Road and finishes across the water opposite the harbour masters office on Custom House Quay.

Swimmers are split into uo to 10 groups of 50, with some swimmers racing across the distance in just a few minutes. It’s estimated that spectator numbers were well over 2,000 last year and supported a total of 250+ determined swimmers.

The whole event lasts less than an hour and many of those that take part then go on a enjoy a well earned pint with perhaps a turkey lunch in a local public house.

Charity Number: 1164686

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