Brass Monkey swim

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 Brass Monkey swim

Sunday 3rd January 2016

Congratulations to all who took part and survived the 2015 race.  Results can be found at the bottom of this page.  Entry for the 2016 is now open.

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. 

Congratulations to all who took part in the 2014 event.  Results can be found below and photographs can be viewed and purchased at

We are very pleased with how this new event ran and hope that the 14 hardy competitors who took part 'enjoyed' the experience.  
The male and female winners of the 500m race were Matt Boon and Helen Hanks.  The male and female winners of the 1km race were Richard Searle and Kim Owen.  Full results can be found below.

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A selection of photographs of the 2013 event can be viewed on our gallery page at 

Enter online via Entry Central at

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


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