Description by Outdoor Swimming Society on behalf of Outdoor Swimming Society
Last Swim of the Year, 31 December at 10.30am. Race and general swimming. Cake and refreshments poolside; adjacent cafe for more. Race is two widths (around 40m) of the pool. Will be handicapped on the day; to give the head up breaststrokers a chance. £3 donation on the day for swimmers and spectators...or what you can afford. Parking next to the pool (Pay and Display). And a seaside view of the whole of Torbay; with additional seal spotting likely.
Description by Rosemary Clarke who added this swim
Shoalstone Pool is a 53 metre sea water swimming Pool situated in a stunning position on Brixham sea front: one of only a few left in the country. It is built into a natural rock pool that has been popular for bathing since Victorian times.
In recent years, lack of funding has seen the pool threatened with permanent closure. Local people took over managing it in 2014, and their efforts now are focused on both maintaining and improving the current facility and exploring ways of making it sustainable for many more years to come.
This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.
If there are strong winds combined with a high tide the sea will breach the wall