Popular Bantham Swoosh Helping to Teach Kids to Swim

Jul 02, 17 Popular Bantham Swoosh Helping to Teach Kids to Swim

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More than 800 wild swimmers took to the waters of the river Avon at Bantham in Devon in late June for the now-annual ‘Swoosh’ event which sold out in record time this year.  Organisers The Outdoor Swimming Society said that 900 tickets sold out in just 90 minutes when they were made available in March. The event also raised...

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Record 800 to Enjoy Third Bantham ‘Swoosh’

May 24, 17 Record 800 to Enjoy Third Bantham ‘Swoosh’

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An exhilarating wild swimming event in a beautiful South Hams river is into its third year and it’s set to welcome 800 swimmers for a dawn and dusk swim on Saturday 24th June – the largest number of swimmers so far. The Bantham Swoosh takes place in the river Avon with swimmers making their way downstream from Aveton...

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Beach Schools South West and South West Water Team up to Stop Beach Tragedies

Nov 15, 16 Beach Schools South West and South West Water Team up to Stop Beach Tragedies

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Image: Copyright: kyrien / 123RF Stock Photo Award-winning outdoor learning company Beach Schools South West have teamed up with South West Water to help promote clean water, conservation and seaside safety to youngsters in the region this winter. The Exeter-based water company is adding its weight to a new pilot education project...

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South Hams Swimming Event ‘Swooshes’ into a Second Year

Jun 28, 16 South Hams Swimming Event ‘Swooshes’ into a Second Year

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Pictures kindly contributed by event promoter An outdoor ‘wild’ swimming event which attracted more than 400 people to one of Europe’s most beautiful beaches is to hold its second annual event. The ‘Bantham Swoosh’ sees participants swim downstream from the South Hams village of Aveton Gifford to the estuary end,...

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Paignton Sailing Club Offers a Free Bay Sail as Part of Open Day

Apr 30, 16 Paignton Sailing Club Offers a Free Bay Sail as Part of Open Day

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Photographs Kindly Contributed by Paignton Sailing Club Paignton Sailing Club will be open for visitors from 12pm on Sunday 15th May. Refreshments will be available and visitors are welcome to view their clubhouse facilities, dinghy park, clubroom, training room, kitchen facilities and bar. Weather permitting, eligible and...

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All Change at Plainmoor Pool

Mar 04, 14 All Change at Plainmoor Pool

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After an extensive renovation which necessitated a 3 month closure, Plainmoor Pool is now fully back into the swing of things, and have some changes to report… First, there is a new manager at the helm. Marcus Jordan arrives with several years experience in Leisure Management which followed on from his time at the University...

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