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500 wild swimmers celebrate International Women's Day

500 wild swimmers join major UK sea swim celebrating International Women's Day

Cold dippers set to travel across the country to join the exhilarating plunge on the South Coast

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Date: Saturday March 9th

Venue: Brighton beach (Banjo Groyne, Madeira Drive)

Time: 3pm

  • 500 people from across the country have signed up for this (free) spectacular gathering of sea swimmers in honour of International Women's Day (IWD) 2024. Organiser Nicky Chisholm, known locally as ‘PinkNicky' is hoping to double the turnout from last year's successful event and reach 500 sea swimmers.

  • All sea swimmers are welcome; everyone is uniting to celebrate the achievements of women worldwide and promote solidarity through their shared love for the sea.

  • Surfers Against Sewage are the charity partners. Introducing the Water Quality Report 2023, they say:"We've lifted the lid on the sewage crisis in all four corners of the UK, in this year's accessible, digital report."( ) The organiser hopes for a clean water on Saturday March 9thso that no one will be put off this momentous swim.

  • The IWD sea swim is not exclusively for women; it welcomes everyone who supports the cause of gender equality. While the event is aimed at celebrating women, it recognizes the vital role allies play in advancing social, economic, cultural, and political equality. Embracing diversity, individuals of all backgrounds are invited to join and contribute to the collective efforts for women's rights. This event will be one of thousands taking place across the world to celebrate IWD theme whose theme this year is #inspireinclusion.

  • Scheduled for Saturday, March 9th, 2024, at 3:00 pm, the event will commence with a warm welcome followed by an invigorating swim or dip, concluding by 4:00 pm. Participants are encouraged to wear warm and sparkly attire, creating a colourful spectacle on the beach.

  • The vibrant community of South Coast Sea swimmers, celebrated for their resilience and playful beach antics, gather weekly, bringing together a diverse group ranging from police officers and triathletes to A&E doctors, screenwriters, opera singers, podcasters, and even mermaids.

  • There will be a pre-swim safety briefing and lifeguards on duty during the swim.

  • The Everyday Adventure Podcast is running an IWD Sea Swim Mini Series interviewing everyday people on their passion for sea swimming.


Nicky Chisholm says:

"Come and join us - this is a mini adventure waiting to happening, 500 women, 500 Bobble hats and food for the soul! What's not to love?"


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For further information contact:

Nicky Chisholm

(Nicky will be off grid between Feb 25-Mar 2) 

PR by Amanda FitzGerald PR
Tel: 07711 419595

Event details: Date: Saturday March 9th

Venue: Brighton beach (Banjo Groyne, Madeira Drive, near Beach Box Sauna)

Time: 3pm 
Free tickets here:

This event is organized by Nicky Chisholm, also known as PinkNicky, who spearheads Social Media Campaigns for Adventurers and conducts marketing strategy Sessions for businesses in the adventure Community.

Beyond her professional endeavours, Nicky is passionate about empowering women, empty nesters, and adventurous souls through her blog, PinkNicky. Having recently conducted a successful fundraising campaign to feed 250 homeless people over Christmas, Nicky is gearing up for her next adventure—living off the grid in Northern Sweden in March. She is always up to something!

Sponsors: Headline Sponsor Debbie Stevens Wellbeing

Silver Sponsor: Stratus Coaching, Restoring Balance, Brand You Magazine, SmocSmoc, Land and Wave Ltd, The Everyday Adventure Podcast, Beach Box Sauna, RubyMoon Gym to Swim, Jessica Hepburn, Sea Lanes, Amanda Fitzgerald PR and The Antarctic Aruban

For further information and to join us for our Annual Sea Swim, please contact Nicky Chisholm atnickyc@pinknicky.comor visit   07920482380

Swimmers are invited to book a free ticket using this link: