Christmas Day Weymouth Harbour Swim 2022

25th December 2022

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.

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 Master’s office on Custom House Quay. Swimmers are split into up to 15 groups of 30, with some swimmers racing across the distance in just a few minutes. Safety is a major consideration, and swimmers are required to purchase a ticket and are counted into the water at the start and counted out at the opposite end. Sea canoeists from the RNLI are on the water and are able to assist swimmers who get into difficulty. Help is also on hand from MV Freedom, a local charity that enables disabled people to enjoy boat trips around the outer harbour and Portland. On Christmas Day it helps the Lions by providing a ferry service across the harbour.


Sunday, 25th December 2022
(This Event runs to
Sunday, 25th December 2022)

Weymouth Harbour
Weymouth, DT4 8BG
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