A Murder Mystery Swim Weekend

Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May.

For a jolly bank holiday brimmed full of action, murder and adventure, Brockwell Swimmers are off to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door on the Dorset South Coast. Oh how we do like to be beside the seaside!

As if the usual swimming and socialising weren’t already enough to have a spiffing good time, we are throwing in some added mystery, games, murder and mayhem. Here’s the plan…

Sunday 5th May

Meet at Brockwell Lido car park 6:30am or Lulworth Cove at 9am. Swims will be condition dependent and we will not know the exact tide direction until a couple of weeks in advance. Let us know if you have a car and can offer a ride or would like a lift and we will coordinate car shares.

Heaps of open water swim options depending on tides and conditions. Hopefully the weather will be kind and we can swim the one and a half miles to Durdle Door.

In the afternoon we will get quizzical with a treasure hunt. It will be a ton of fun and you will even learn a thing or twelve about the local area.

For the evening we’ll hunker down at the Red Lion for a well-earned supper (menu and price to be confirmed), parlour games and then catch that murderer in our midst!

Monday 6th May

Further swimming delights from coach Steve are promised, details to be announced.

We’re aiming to be on our way home by 12pm after a pot of tea or two and lots and lots of ginger biscuits and jam tarts.

Price for swimming guidance

Sunday and Monday £70 – Sunday only £40. Book via our Swim Sessions shopping page.


Limited B&B rooms are available at the Red Lion for a special offer of £70 per night per person (contact the club to arrange). Also camping/caravan and electric hook-up options also available for £20 a night.

Other local B&Bs and Hotels are available to book independently, which we suggest you do so early as it is a bank holiday weekend.


Water temperature is expected to be in the region of 10°C – 12°C degrees. Wetsuits are not essential but may be preferred. Swims will range in length from 1 km to 5 km and swimmers need to be capable of a 2 km swim unsupported.


Tow Bag (available from Steve).

Light change of warm clothes and towel to go in Tow Bag.

Wet shoes.

Fins (if required).

Whistle (available from Steve).