Brass Monkey swim

Brass Monkey Swim (i-8eq9dB.jpg)

Brass Monkey swim

Sunday 8th January 2017


Congratulations to all who took part in the 2016 races. Results can be found on the right of this page.  

A tough sporting challenge at Sandford Parks Lido only for the most hardy of swimmers.  This is a swimming race over two distances 500m (10 lengths) and 1km (20 lengths).  The water of the main pool will be filtered, circulated and chemically dosed but the temperature will be extremely cold.  It is mandatory that all competitors must wear a winter wetsuit and silicon hat for this event with boots and gloves a suggested addition.  It is recommended that only seasoned experienced winter swimmers who are acclimatised to swimming in very cold water take part.  The event will be cancelled if the pool is iced over and entry fees refunded.

2016 Event photographs at

2015 Event photographs at 

2014 Event photographs at

2013 Event photographs at 


 Brass Monkey Swim 2013 (i-CpJN3h.JPG)   enter now button (i-UT2T8L.jpg)


Enter the 2017 race online at 

The event is run for the benefit of Sandford Lido Ltd (charity #1052203).