Brownsea Swim 2018-Take 2

Jul 28th, 2018 | By | Category: Brownsea Swim Notice, Featured Articles, News

Updated on 04th August

Following the cancellation of the swim on the 29th July due to storms, the date of the Take 2 event has been set as 23rd September 2018 with a start time of approx 08:00hrs. All swimmers who were down to compete on the cancelled event have the option to swim on the 23rd Sept and have been sent instructions on how to accept the place.

You need to accept the new place before 10th August by following the instructions sent to you by email and the subsequent text message notification.

Please also follow the instructions even if you can’t make the new date and let us know, so at least we can account for you.

As of today I have only had 200 responses so need another 150 swimmers to let me know their availability.

kind regards

Mark Shakles


It would appear that the forecast has not abated over night and as such a decision has been made to postpone the Brownsea Swim tomorrow. We are currently discussing options available to us and will be in touch within the next 7 days. Apologies for the inconvenience and disappointment but the safety of not only swimmers but the safety crew has to come first. Regards Mark Shakles and RLSS Poole Lifeguard Committee.

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These photos were actually taken of Poole Harbour at what would have been the actual start time on the day of the swim if it had not been cancelled.

I reckon we made the correct call to cancel it – don’t you?

One Comment to “Brownsea Swim 2018-Take 2”

  1. John Paddington says:

    Thanks for letting us know in good time, fully support your decision Mark – safety of all involved must come first. Hope it can be re-scheduled for later this summer. Appreciate all the hard work that you and your team have already put into this great event – disappointment shared by all.