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Fri, 26 Jul



Brownsea Swim Camp

Intermediate/Advanced Swim camp on the iconic Brownsea Island

Brownsea Swim Camp
Brownsea Swim Camp

Time & Location

26 Jul 2024, 16:00 – 28 Jul 2024, 16:00

Dorset, Brownsea Island, United Kingdom

About the event

A true swim retreat on an island with no cars and no public access after 5pm. A small campsite on the island at the waters edge. Come and enjoy this completely unique setting on the edge of the Jurassic Coast. We will have plenty of time to explore the Island  and if weather/conditions allow we will swim across to Studland. There will be plenty of walking, a rib ride or 2 and a beachfront sauna included. We will do up to 5k walking and up to 6k swimming on day 1, broken down into 2 or 3 swims and there will be a choice of a 3 or 5k swim on day 2 with around 2-3k of walking. You will have the option of using your own ruckraft (hire/buy/bring your own) to transport your kit as you swim, so you will also need a 30-40L rucksack. If you'd like to know more about the ruckraft follow the link

 There is a maximum of 10 swimmers to keep our impact low on the island. There are red squirrels, sika deer & peacocks during the day and you can listen out for nightjars, owls and watch the bats at night. 

You MUST be an experienced open water swimmer and able to swim 3k in around 90mins or less. That's 2:30/100m. This is because we will need to cross some strong (and fun) tidal streams so a bit of power will be needed. (Fins can be used too!)

Breakfast and supper is included as is the campsite for 2 nights, with an option to stay Sunday night (small extra fee)

You will need to bring all of your own camping gear including tent, sleeping bag, crockery and cutlery. Stoves and cooking utensils are provided. There are lovely hot showers on the site along with the usual amenities. You will need to catch a ferry over to the Island carrying all your kit, but once on the Island your luggage can be transported to the campsite as it's about a 30 minute walk. Alternatively we may swim over to the Island and have a RIB to transport your tents, if the weather plays ball.

Breakfast will be porridge, lunch we will stop close to a café (not provided) and supper will be a hearty stew with rice, pasta dish or vegetable curry (food intolerances will be catered for, but not severe allergies and we use a communal kitchen area) As with all our swims cake and hot chocolate will be provided at regular intervals during the day to keep your strength up!

This is a completely unique experience, so please do come and join us for this fantastic Ruckraft Adventure on Brownsea Island.


  • Brownsea Swim Camp

    +£8.63 service fee



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