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Out to Swim South takes part in Pier to Pier and to return to Prince Regent Swimming Complex

Graham Robson July 6, 2021

Saturday, June 26 saw over 30 LGBTQ+ out and proud members of Out to Swim take part in the 84th annual pier to pier race in Brighton. Organised by volunteers of the Brighton Swimming Club, the race, which is just over a kilometre, is one of the main swimming events in the Brighton calendar starting at the West Pier and ending under the Palace Pier.

Members from both Brighton and London took part in all three categories and managed to come top 10 in two of the categories. Members then made the most of the good weather and enjoyed a fantastic day on the beach.

Return to Prince Regent

Starting from the July 10, Out To Swim South will return to the Prince Regent leisure centre following repairs to the pool. Out to Swim South said: “We are also delighted to say that we will be returning to our pre-lockdown calendar.”

For the first time, Out to Swim South will be hiring the whole pool on a Saturday from 5-6pm. From July 12 the group will be hiring two lanes on a Monday from 8.30-9.30pm and from July 15, the group will be hiring two lanes on a Thursday from 8-9pm. In addition, Out to Swim South will also be starting swimming lessons on Saturdays from July 17.

If you’re not a current member, would like a trial or would like to re-join register online and the group will reply with further information. More information can also be found on the Out to Swim South website.

Out to Swim South added: “Whilst we are delighted to be returning to the Prince Regent Leisure Centre for more regular swim training, we would like to thank Saltdean Lido and their staff for making us feel very comfortable and very much at home over the past two months.

“We were lucky to have enjoyed fantastic weather at every session – not once did it rain! We also enjoyed being able to walk from the pool to the sea, a feature that few pools offer. We look forward to joining future events at the Lido.”