Clevedon Long Swim - 9th August 2025

Entries Open: 1st April 2025



Clevedon Long Swim  

9th August 2025

10:00 AM Start – TBC

We are really excited to he taking on this iconic and historic event, thank you to Gavin and the team at Clevedon Open Water Events for handing us the baton for 2025 and beyond.

Please note that there won’t be a Long Swim in 2024 due to the landslip at Layde Bay, we need to give North Somerset Council plenty of time to make is safe for us and the public to use again but we’ll be back with a bang in 2025.

This historic swim has been held in Clevedon since 1928 when two silver trophies were donated to present to the winners: Women, the silver Rose Bowl and Men, the Oakhill Brewery Cup. 

The swim starts from Ladye Bay after high tide. Swimmers are carried down on the ebb tide, under Clevedon’s grade 1 listed pier, to finish at Clevedon beach, a distance of about 1 mile.

There are two waves, faster swimmers set off first followed by leisure/novice swimmers second.

Swimmers may swim with or without a wetsuit, though novices are advised to wear one. Novices are also advised to use a tow float. 

We’re looking forward to your entries coming in once they open in early April 2025 and can’t wait to see you all gracing the start line and crossing the finish line on the 9th August 2025.
Thank you in advance for your support.
See you on the start line!


Please note: Online entries close 8 days prior to event day. Optional medals also go off sale 8 days prior so please book early to avoid disappointment. 
Thank you for your understanding and continued support for our social enterprise aims. 

Countdown to event start!








Swim Course

This webpage is still under construction as we complete the handover from the previous organisers. Further information will be added in the coming weeks ahead of entries opening early April. Thank you for your patience and understanding.