Some of our club members, and non members, meet at the beach opposite Langham Hotel for a sea swim throughout the year on Saturdays and Sundays. Mid week swims are also arranged. During August there is also a swim every Monday evening at 6.00 p.m. Since 2013 night swimming at the time of the Full Moon has also become popular.

Swimmers are of varied ability levels so you will be able to find someone of similar ability to swim with whether that is fast or slow, for 500m or for over 2Km, with or without wetsuit. Special swims have included swimming the Seven Sisters, a Beachy Head lighthouse swim i.e. Holywell to Birling Gap, swimming down the Cuckmere and many more.

Before you decide come down to see what we do and join us for coffee and a chat, after our swim, at the Langham Hotel. You can also read about what we are doing and make contact via Facebook: Eastbourne Sea Swimmers.

Please note Open Water Swimming is not covered by the clubs insurance. You are responsible for your own insurance cover.


For those wishing to race in open water, sea swims are held at several South East coastal Towns including Eastbourne. There are competitions and other events to suit most abilities ranging from 1 to 5 km not only in the sea but also in lakes and rivers.