Description by Outdoor Swimming Society on behalf of Outdoor Swimming Society
There is an annual Boxing Day swim at the sea front by the Pier
Registration from 10.15, fancy dress judging 10.45, swim at 11.00am. This event gets bigger and better every year with over 200 revellers running into the sea towards the Teignmouth RNLI Lifeboat and over 2000 come to see this brilliant colourful fun event to help raise funds for the Teignmouth Lifeboat. Prizes and trophies awarded for most money raised, best adult, child and group fancy dress and youngest entrant.
Participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship for the Teignmouth Lifeboat. Suggested donation - £5.
Description by Wildswim who added this swim
Openwater swim training is held every Monday evening at Teignmouth from mid May to the end of September. Members meet at the Lighthouse car park at the end of the beach next to the mouth of the Teign Estuary. Swimmers have a choice of two or three groups lead by experienced sea swimmers and followed by lifeguards from the local beach rescue club on rescue boards. The more experienced group usually swim 2000 - 2500 metres along the buoy-line that is about 200 metres out to sea. Less proficient swimmers do about half that distance. At the start of each swim season there is a beginners group with a coach doing specific skills work to get athletes happy with openwater swimming. �5 for an individual swim, with coaching from �45 for a one on one session. Run by Richard Stanner (who has won the swim leg of the London Triathlon 10 times!).