Event Description

Open Water Swimming Society

1st Sunday Swim of 2022

Sun 16 January 2022 09:00-12:00
Dawlish Warren Beach

Come wash away your worries at Open Water Swimming Society's Sunday Swims! 

Catch the 9.20 am train from St James' Station to Dawlish Warren Station. You can buy tickets in advance on the trainline app or purchase them on the train. This stops off at every station on the line and arrives at Dawlish Warren station at 9.52 am. Please feel free to hop on the train at Exeter Central Or St Davids etc if this is easier for you. 

For those who wish to drive, there is a carpark right next to Dawlish Warren beach (seaward car park). The car park is now £1 on sundays for winter. 

There are public toilets at the beach. 

We will be meeting at Groyne 1 at Dawlish Warren beach around 10 am (The what three words code is ///harmless.spilled.chatters). 

Please remember your swimmers and warm dry clothes for afterwards! *Wetsuits, brightly coloured swim hats and tow floats are highly advised* 

The water temperature is hovering around 11 degrees at the moment and we are hoping the waves will be nice and flat! Magic Seaweed and the Safer Seas and Rivers app will be consulted on the day to check that the conditions are safe to swim in. If it is not safe to swim, we will still go for a walk along the coastal path!

Feel free to bring your friends and housemates for a stroll and chat along the beach even if they don’t fancy dipping!

We will be getting coffee and cake afterwards at Velo Shack to warm up!

Please bring facemasks for the train and the cafe. We encourage you to take a lateral flow test before attending the swim - please don't attend the event if you are feeling unwell or recieve a positive test result.

Please be prepared to sign a waiver if you haven't already this year.

Thank you! We are looking forward to swimming and dipping with you!

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