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Seabirds: Introduction to Sea Swimming Taster


Seabirds: Introduction to Sea Swimming Taster

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Please go to the new site to add yourself to the waiting list. Summer sessions are finished for the season. New sessions will start again in Saltdean in September. 

This 2 hour session is aimed at swimmers who would like to start sea swimming or learn more about sea swimming and would like an informative introduction to outdoor swimming. You must be able to swim to participate but all swimming abilities are welcome. 

The session includes a 90 minute talk on;

  • Local bathing areas
  • Beach & sea conditions,
  • Tides & currents,
  • Risks & hazards
  • Safe swimming advice
  • Kit advice.

It concludes with a social swim/dip/paddle

Please Note: This is not a swimming lesson - you are free to do whatever type of swimming you are comfortable with when you are in the water. It is free from arbitrary goals and a time for you. We just want you to have fun!

The session will take place on the beach so appropriate clothing should be worn.  As the session is outside we are dependant on the weather and sea conditions of the day - if it is unsafe or unsuitable the session will be rescheduled. 

Location: Hove beach

Please provide a contact number and save our email address after purchase so our joining instructions to not end up in your junk folder. Thanks :) 

All of our lessons and sessions are non-refundable and non- exchangeable. Please be aware of this BEFORE BOOKING. All requests will be politely declined. 

In order for us to operate we unfortunately have to be very strict with implementing the no refund and no exchange policy. We are a small social enterprise team working with the best of intentions to keep our prices affordable whilst paying forward profits to fund swim kit, lessons, transport and the like, for people who have the least access to swimming lessons  but would benefit the most from swimming and being part of the Salty Community. 

As our sessions take place outdoors on the beach or in the sea we sometimes have to reschedule or relocate our sessions due to unsafe and unsuitable conditions. Although we’ve never had to in the past we may have to cancel a session altogether. 

The locations we use include the following and you should be aware BEFORE BOOKING that the original swim spot may change to any of these. Our priority is to keep you safe and the nature of sea swimming is unpredictable. 

King Alfred Beach, Hove

Hove lawns Beach, Hove

Kingston Beach, Shoreham

The day and date of your booking may also change due to inclement conditions.  Please be aware of this BEFORE BOOKING. If you are unable to make the new day/date/time of your session, we will do our best to accommodate you on an alternative session. If no suitable day/time can be found we will of course refund you. 

If we cancel your session due to unforeseen circumstances you will of course be refunded. 

Subsidised places are available on all courses and sessions. Please get in touch via email

Many thanks for taking the time to read through our policies and operating procedures. 

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Just what I needed

I have been watching the sea swimmers in the facebook group for months but needed an extra push to join them before the winter arrived. This introduction was just that. Informative and supportive. Fun and friendly! Cake and great tea afterwards. Magic - thanks x

Sarah | Hove | October 2019