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Coach Pick Up & Car Park | Race Venue & Finish | Sandbanks  | 5km Swim Route

The River Adur 5km Swim is now in its 7th year (in this format) and with the tide with you all the way it’ll definitely be the quickest 5km you’ll ever swim.  The swim has a capacity of 360 and there here two categories, Fin Swim & Swim. The vast majority of competitors now Just Swim unaided, but if you fancy giving the Fin Swim a go, you can wear a pair of fins of your choice to speed your way to finish. Wetsuits are compulsory for all competitors.

We’ll take you by coach to the start, drop you off at high tide and you make your way back to Shoreham-by-Sea on the tide.  You’ll have to negotiate the sandbanks & bridges for the quickest route, we guarantee some of you will run aground! The closer you get to Shoreham the tide will pick up through the sandbanks and mussel beds to push you all the way to the finish line.

Competitors will receive a kit backpack, silicone swim cap and Protein Balls. Shoreham town centre is conveniently located across the bridge with plenty of bars and restaurants along the river for that perfect post race drink or meal; we might even join you!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS 2022/2023 (Open Water Swimming)

River Adur 5km Swim

River Adur 5km Swim | Start

River Adur 5km Swim

River Adur 5km Swim | Start

Race briefing – Shoreham

Finish – Shoreham


Outdoor Fitness magazine article 2017


“Thanks for another really great REP event. As always, it was brilliantly organised and very enjoyable. Perfect weather and a brisk current helped too!”
“Wonderful experience with the 5km swim. Adrenaline was whizzing through the veins, especially the last 10 minutes under the bridges”
‘Thank you for a fantastic event yesterday it was really well organised.’
‘A great event and as always very well organised. Thank you to all the helpers, marshals, Raw Energy Pursuits and swimmers for making this a fantastic swim’
‘Thanks again for another brilliant swim race . Loved it . Those flapjacks were amazing by the way’

All the usual REP safety cover will be provided, including a RIB, kayaks and Sussex Search & Rescue spotters on the river bank.

Adur Swim 2019
Briefing: 09:45hrs Shoreham
Start: 11:00hrs Upstream Upper Beeding


Registration will take place on the banks of the river between 08:00 to 10:00 – this is also the start & finish area. You must attend the compulsory race briefing which will take place at 09:45hrs. High tide at Shoreham is at 10:07hrs





Past Results

Protein Ball Fin Swim 2019
Clif Bar Fin Swim 2018
Clif Bar Fin Swim 2017
River Adur Swim 2015 (2.1km & 2.7km)
River Adur Swim 2014 (3.5km & 2.5km)