4. Sea Swimming
Swimming in the sea is a great way to improve your fitness and stay healthy, however it does come with risks, so please follow this advice to help you stay safe:
- Never swim alone.
- Pick your spot, check our beach signs for information on hazards and warnings. Never swim in areas signed as no bathing or where red flags are flying.
- Always wear a hi visibility swimming hat and use a tow float to increase your visibility to other water users.
- Unless the water is very warm, wear a wet suit to help your body maintain its temperature.
- Carry a means of summoning aid such as a mobile phone in a waterproof pouch, or a whistle or air horn.
- Check the weather before you go and do not swim in conditions that exceed your ability.
- Remember that our yellow buoys are a speed limit for craft, not a safe swim zone.
- Also none of our Buoy lines are intended to be a swimming course, for your own safety it is best to stay away from them so that your head /float is not mistaken for a buoy, and so that you do not become entangled with their moorings.
- Please be considerate of other beach users. For example we do ask anglers to reel in if they see a swimmer, but this does not mean you have priority to swim straight through an angling match.
- If you are new to Sea swimming consider taking lessons or joining a local club
- To learn more about staying safe while Sea swimming why not checkout the RNLI guide or the Swim England website.