Weymouth’s Xmas Day Harbour Swim

A Christmas Day tradition in Weymouth Dorset it has been an annual event for 70 years. It started in 1948 with a bet between a taxi driver and pub landlord to a swimming race across the harbour.

Currently the event is organised by Weymouth and Portland Lions club the maximum numbers allowed to swim is 500 and they swim in batches of 50 at a time.

The water temperature in this race Dec 2018 was 10 degrees!

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