Sea Swimming

Swimming in the Sea Since 1860.

We swim in the sea every day of the year from our Club changing rooms just to the east of Palace Pier. Our members have a range of swimming aspirations; some just paddle, others use the club as a training base for longer swims.

The club’s premises – known as The Arch – are at Unit 6, Lower Promenade off Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1ET, just to the east of Palace Pier. This is used by our sea swimmers for changing and showering and as a base for Arch events. Club members who use the arch on a regular basis pay a premium membership which includes cost of electricity, water, routine maintenance of the facility and gives them access to the arch at any time. Arch members are full members of the Club in every other respect.

The Arch section runs a series of sea races through the year which are open to all Club members. They also run the annual Pier to Pier Race, which is an open event – and one of the oldest open water races in the country.

The membership year for the Arch starts on 1st April each year. We welcome membership enquiries at any time, but if the membership reaches capacity, then we run a waiting list system until there is space. If you’d like to know more, click on the button below.

We do also receive enquiries from swimmers visiting Brighton and wanting to swim while they’re here. We’ll always try and help if we can – send us an email

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Latest Sea Swimming News

Quarter Mile 2023 – Winnners

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Margaret Tuppen MBE

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At the end of December, we received the sad news that Margaret Tuppen MBE, club president and life member had died. The funeral is to be held at midday 26th…

Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim – 2022

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Well to Peter Tuffin and Paul Smith for completing one of the most iconic sea swims - across the Bosphorus Strait from Asia to Europe. Organised by the Turkish Olympic…

2022 Mile Race – Results

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The 2022 edition of BSC's annual One Mile Race was run in gorgeous weather on 20 August. 'The Mile' is the Club's oldest race - the men's trophy dates from…