October Gathering
08 Oct, 14:00
End of Lifeboat Way, Selsey


The people of Selsey are passionate about their coastline and seafaring history, but historically, only a small proportion of locals regularly swam in the sea.  We set out to change all this and boy, has it changed! We're a flourishing, supportive, welcoming, free to join group of people who love being in the water with great company.  You don't have to be from Selsey to come along and bathe with us and if you just want to come and watch from the shoreline, that's ok too!

We're for all those who seek the wonders of the water. You may be a triathlete who also likes the odd jovial dip, you might be a first-timer, you may be old, you may be young, you may be fit, you may not be. Whatever and whoever you are, you are welcome to come and join us in continuing to make this society the fun, creative and inspiring community it is, full of like-minded people who feel inspired to get outdoors and onto the beach any time of the year. 


We now run monthly gatherings 12 months of the year and over the winter months also add in a few day-land experiences for those who may find it too cold to get in the water. 

Upcoming Events

  • October Gathering
    Sat, 08 Oct
    End of Lifeboat Way, Selsey
    08 Oct, 14:00 – 15:30
    End of Lifeboat Way, Selsey, Lifeboat Way, Selsey, Chichester PO20, UK
    Another gorgeous swimming month when the sea is still beautifully warm!
  •  World Swim Hat Day
    Sun, 30 Oct
    Location is TBD
    30 Oct, 10:00 – 11:30
    Location is TBD
    A global plunge with a hat event - let's get involved here in Selsey, too!
  • November Gathering
    Sat, 05 Nov
    End of Lifeboat Way, Selsey
    05 Nov, 11:30 – 12:30
    End of Lifeboat Way, Selsey, Lifeboat Way, Selsey, Chichester PO20, UK
    No longer just a Bathe For The Brave - we'll be still thriving in the November waters!
  • Art Class with Charlie
    Sat, 14 Jan
    1, Clayton Court, 23 Clayton Road,Selsey
    14 Jan 2023, 13:00 – 16:00
    1, Clayton Court, 23 Clayton Road,Selsey, Clayton Rd, Selsey, Chichester, UK
    It turns out that one of our gorgeous members is also a hugely talented artist! Charlotte West (Charlie) has featured in the recent art exhibition in Selsey and has kindly agreed to run an on-dry-land session for us in January, when bathing tends to be limited to the all-but-brave.
  • SSBS Big Welsh Swim Tour
    Fri, 07 Jul
    07 Jul 2023, 09:00 – 09 Jul 2023, 20:00
    Llanberis, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55, UK
    A biggie in our SSBS On Tour programme for 2023, this time to Snowdonia! Like the Cornish trip, you'll need to book your place on the swim & for that you'll need to be able to swim either 1.3km or 3km or 6km. Llanberris lake is fantastic! We'll then offer options on places to stay, trips & meetups!
  • SSBS On Tour to Cornwall! Chestnut Appeal St Michael's Mount Swim
    12 Aug 2023, 10:00 – 13:00
    West Cornwall , St Michael's Mount, Marazion, UK
    Calling all those who can swim, or want to challenge yourself & train for this incredible 2.5km swim around St Michael's Mount! Registration is now open, see link below.



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