LIONS CHRISTMAS DAY HARBOUR SWIM
Every year thousands of people line the harbour in Weymouth to witness this annual Lions event, which has become a landmark event for the town.
For those brave enough to suffer a Christmas morning dip, the 70-metre-plus distance starts from the Cove on Trinity Road and finishes across the water opposite the Harbour Master’s office on Custom House Quay. First race was at 11am. Swimmers were split into up to 12 groups of 30, with some swimmers racing across the distance in just a few minutes.
Lion President Kevin Brookes said, “I am pleased that this event can go ahead this year. It was touch and go until quite recently. I want as many people as possible to have a great time on Christmas morning. There will be extra safety measures in place, and we are confident the event will be as safe as we can make it.”
Lions Events Chairman Ryan Hope said, “Extra safety precautions have been put in place for this year because sadly Covid-19 is still present within the community.”
Weymouth Town Mayor, Cllr Colin Huckle and his wife Marion were on and at the finish line to hand out the medals.