Queer Swim Edinburgh
Swimming in Edinburgh
About the club
Queer Swim Edinburgh is a LGBTQIA+ and friends inclusive group that meet up for outdoor swimming in Edinburgh.
The aim of this group swim group and the weekly sessions organized is to give participants a chance to improve both mental and physical health as well as help others in the community that are struggling with their mental health.
Queer Swim Edinburgh is currently free and non profit weekly event – these swims are ‘social swims’ which means that we do not provide safety cover or insurance of those taking part. All participants are responsible for their own safety and go in the water at their own risk. You are strongly advised not take part if you are feeling unwell, have an injury and/or your immune system is lower than usual.
When we meet
- Outdoor SwimThursday 6:00pm
Queer Outdoor Swim Event. The group meets up at Wardie Bay, Granton in Edinburgh and competes the up-to 30 minutes recreational swim accompanied by prior warm up. Every participant is required to bring their own swimsuit; full body wetsuits are optional. There are no changing facilities on site, please come ready to swim, toilets can be used at one of the nearby pubs.
Queer Swim Edinburgh is currently a free and non profit weekly event, there are no joining costs, however as this is a community ran event for the community, we ask all participants to give something back to the community wherever and whenever possible, by making a donation (of any amount) via our website to a mental health charity Support in Mind Scotland, to help them help others within the community that are struggling with their mental health.
Wardie Bay (92 Lower Granton Road, EH5 1ER, Edinburgh, Scotland)
Martin Hocevar, Founder