Brave contestants battling the wind rain and elements in the Annual Christmas Day Weymouth Harbour Swim for the Lions Club

Brave contestants battling the wind rain and elements in the Annual Christmas Day Weymouth Harbour Swim for the Lions Club

This year, there were 5 races, with several hundred contestants and 1000;s of spectators, battling a moderate wind and light rain but with reasonably mild temperatures, in the Harbour Swim to benefit the Lions Club. Races started at 11:00am and it was standing room only as the throngs of watchers strived to catch a glimpse of the brave swimmers, many in costumes and all completing the course in 5 minutes or less. Last race was about 11:30. Well done everybody! It was then time for swimmers to get dressed and join friends and families in one the great Pubs lining the Harbourside, for a well-deserved drink (and a warm-up!) My Sister-in-Law has promised to swim next year – hoping to get a “ringside seat” for that!

 

About Jim Groves

Retired Scientist, Chemist, Engineer, Health, Safety and Environmentalist and Defence Specialist, recently retired from WHGLA as Committee Member and IT Manager.)