Beach team ready to go for first ever Worthing Open Water Swim
Adur & Worthing Councils’ beach team are fit and raring to go ahead of the town’s first ever Open Water Swim.
Dozens of people are expected to dive into the sea for the event on the seafront near Splashpoint leisure centre on Saturday.
Organised by company Sussex Trail Events, the 1.5km and 3km swims will start at 1.30pm near the Coast Cafe on the East Beach.
With more than 40 people signed up, the race will take place under the watchful eye of Adur & Worthing Councils foreshore team.
As well as putting out marker buoys on the morning, the team will be out on the water throughout offering a helping hand to those taking part.
Graham Cherrett, the Councils’ senior foreshore inspector, said: “Worthing has always been a great place for people to swim as the currents are nice and steady, so I’m delighted to see this event come to town for the first time.
“The weather at the moment is causing us a few worries. It may be that we have to carry out an assessment on the day.
“It’s the same format that we apply to any big event on the seafront, including Worthing Triathlon and the annual mayor’s swim. But as long as we can launch the boat, then we should be absolutely fine.
“We’re looking forward to playing our part in overseeing a fun but safe event for everyone involved.”
A maximum of 150 people will take part in the event. Entry costs up to £20, which includes a bespoke swimming cap and medal for those taking part.
Organisers have said that if the event is cancelled on Saturday, it will be rearranged for the following day.
For more details, visit www.wellworthswimming.co.uk
This is a sea swim so the event may be cancelled on advice of worthing beach office we will then put it it on the 10th Sept, if this fails we cannot give refunds, this is the nature of open water swimming please bear this in mind when entering.