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In its 12th year, the 2024 events will be held at Hengistbury Head and is a real must for anyone looking for a slightly more challenging open-water swim. This is a series of 3 Long Swim events over the summer season. Please note the Salty Sea Dog events are now operated by G force Events Ltd.
07:00 - Long Swim registration opens
07:50 - Briefing on the start line
08:00 - All swims start
All 3 courses follow a counter-clockwise oblong course (as shown further down this page). Leave the large orange marker buoys to your left. The 5km lap is longer than the 2.5km/3.8km lap.
X 2 Laps for the 2.5km
X 3 Laps for the 3.8km
X 4 Laps for the 5km
Highly visible course marker buoys
Water safety cover
Finish cake and coke
Although the beach is well sheltered there may be a possibility of some surf conditions. Advice from the water safety team will be sought and if necessary the swim may be postponed. Any decision will be made with the swimmers best interest in mind. Any change of plan will be communicated via this web page, emails and social media.