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Looe Sea Swimmers Celebrate 10 year anniversary!

Looe Sea Swimmers celebrated their 10th anniversary on Sunday! To celebrate, the club headed to East Looe Beach and took part in a variety of activities from beach games to synchronised swimming.

Founder Guy Cooper took the time to tell us more about the club and the progressions it has made over the years.

Guy stated:

The club was mostly organised to encourage people to swim safely in a group as individually swimming can become unsafe at times. Since COVID, the group has grown exceptionally and currently has over 1,700 followers (around 60-80 regular attendees)’.

Sea Swimmers are an active, social group supporting both physical and mental health. The group play an active role in Looe’s community and are involved in a variety of activities beside swimming, this includes, Looe carnival, litter picks, beach cleans trips to Cornwall’s swimming spots, solstice celebrations and much more! Having been recently voted 4th best in the country for swimming spots, Looe is a fantastic spot for a sea swim with a regular number of people coming on holiday just to swim with the club! Looe Sea Swimmers have had people join from all over the world, including Australia, Canada, South Africa and more! The club are also involved in events such as St Michaels Mount swim, Drakes Island race, Looe Island swim and have previously been involved in the castle-to-castle event (from Pendennis Castle in Falmouth to St Mawes on the Roseland) to raise money for the RNLI.

If you are interested in finding out more, the group meet officially at least twice a week all year round and have a website with information on safety/kit needed/ events etc which can be accessed via: https://looeseaswimming.wixsite.com/welcome/about-us