Swim Brighton

Swim Round The Pier 2017

Hove Lawns, Brighton Beach.

Swim Round The Pier 2017, 1.5KM Swim - Saturday 1st July, Time 10:30

SwimTrek and Paddle Round the Pier bring to you this beautiful linear swim which begins on Brighton beach in front of the Odeon Cinema between Brighton Pier and West Pier, in the heart of Brighton’s vibrant seafront area and finishes in front of Paddle Village on Hove Lawns.

This swim is a great way for both experienced and inexperienced sea swimmers to complete a swim around Brighton’s iconic West Pier (conditions permitting). It’s a challenging swim for the novice open water swimmer, but the views of the beach and sense of achievement are well worth the effort.

It’s a challenging swim for the novice open water swimmer, but the views of the beach and sense of achievement are well worth the effort.

To register online for the 1.5KM event CLICK HERE


The race will take place on Saturday 1st July with the start time 10:30. Swimmers will set off in one wave. Swimmer check-in will open 2 hours before the event.


The water temperature in the sea at Brighton in July can range between 14-16°C which will add to the challenge of this event. As for the air temperature for this time of year you can expect 18-22°C. Wetsuits are optional for the event.

Race Day Facilities

On the day there will be swimmer check-in and bag drop tent located in the Paddle Round the Pier Village.

The Paddle Round the Pier Beach festival is now said to be the largest free beach festival in the world! The weekend features the very best in water, street & urban sports, live music, kids entertainment, ‘have a go’ opportunities and much more! There is also a whole Paddle Village of exhibitions, water sport and beach lifestyle brands for you to explore après swim, which will certainly encourage you to stay all weekend and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the festival, including the world food courts, bars and music stages.

The kids are also well catered for with their own entertainment stage & exhibitions. So there really is something for everyone all right on our beautiful seafront where there are many excellent shops, cafés and restaurants all along the sea front as well as much entertainment and great places to stay.

Race Entry Includes

Race entry includes an official event swim hat.

The Course


Event Notes

There is a maximum limit to the number of swimmers who can compete, ensure you get you registration in early to avoid disappointment.

Please note: On the day of the swim you will need to bring an additional pair of flip flops and a light warm jumper/fleece to walk to the start area which is located approximately 25minute walk from the check-in area at the Paddle Village.

You will need to arrive at the start area 15 minutes prior to the swim start for a safety briefing.


2016 Results - Click here

2015 Results - Click here

2014 Results - Click Here