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June Gathering
10 Jun, 11:00
Beach at end of Lifeboat Way, Selsey


  “live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • June Gathering
    Sat, 10 Jun
    Beach at end of Lifeboat Way, Selsey
    10 Jun, 11:00 – 12:30
    Beach at end of Lifeboat Way, Selsey, Lifeboat Way, Selsey, Chichester PO20, UK
    June is true summer, strawberries, roses and rainy picnics. The sea is becoming palatable now to a wide range of folk, so come along and share the revelry!
  • SSBS Summer Party!
    Sat, 10 Jun
    10 Jun, 14:30 – 17:00
    Selsey, 25 Clayton Rd, Selsey, Chichester PO20 9DF, UK
    Join us for an early summer party! Sue Graves, one of our founder members, has kindly offered her amazing garden (and vista) for a little early summer celebration.
  • Summer Solstice sunrise dip
    Wed, 21 Jun
    East Street car park, Selsey
    21 Jun, 04:30 – 5:30
    East Street car park, Selsey, East St, Selsey, Chichester PO20, UK
    An unforgettable experience as you get up in the dark to experience the start of the longest day of the year.
  • SSBS goes On Tour to London!
    Sat, 24 Jun
    Serpentine, P/Hill Lido, Kenwood Ladies
    24 Jun, 09:00
    Serpentine, P/Hill Lido, Kenwood Ladies , London, UK
    A bumper tour of watery London! We'll stop off for a dip at the Serpentine (Hyde Park), then up to Parliament Hill Lido & Hampstead Heath Ladies Pond
  • Summer's here! July Gathering
    Sat, 01 Jul
    Beach at end of Grafton Road, Selsey
    01 Jul, 11:15 – 12:45
    Beach at end of Grafton Road, Selsey, Grafton Rd, Selsey, Chichester PO20, UK
    In July we begin to relax into summer. The evenings are long and the sea sparkles all day long.
  • SSBS On Tour to the Isle of Wight!
    02 Jul, 09:00 – 17:00
    Totland Bay, Totland Bay, United Kingdom
    A 1 day excursion to the IOW! Again, as with all the other SSBS On Tour, you'll need to book your own travel, but for this one we'll all go together on the same ferry and if we can, partner up with cars and split petrol/parking/ferry fees Portsmouth - Fishbourne. More information to follow!
  • SSBS Big Welsh Swim Tour
    Fri, 07 Jul
    07 Jul, 09:00 – 09 Jul, 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, 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.
  • The SSBS Pop Up Charity Mackerel & Whitebait Festival August 2023
    18 Aug, 18:00 – 19 Aug, 22:00
    Selsey, Selsey, UK
    A recreation of Fish Friday in Barbados, where folk travel all across the island to a little village where they grill fresh fish on barrel bbq's & crack open a shore-side beer!