Sea Lanes Brighton, the UK’s first National Open Water Swimming Centre on the beach will open to members of the public from 2nd June.
The 50m, 6 lane open air heated swimming pool, will be opened by Kerri Anne Payne, retired Olympic Silver Medallist and Double World Champion, on 1st June to invitees only.
Over 1250 members have signed up to the Sea Lanes National Open Water Swimming Centre. The pool will be open to members of the public on a pay-per-swim basis. There are also beachside cold showers and lockers available for sea swimmers to use free of charge.
The business space on site is fully let. Tenants include South Downs Leisure, Swimtrek, Brighton Surf Life Saving Club, The Endurance Project, Sea Gym Brighton, Paddle People, Reach Physiotherapy, The Little Beach Clinic, Luna Wave Yoga, Photomatic, Barre Set, Bison Beer, Fika, Bloomsbury on the beach, Moore Law and Wood x Coal.
Joe McNulty, Sea Lanes Brighton Director, said:
“From our initial planning application in 2018, we are delighted to be able to confirm our opening date for the only National Open Water Swimming Centre in the UK to date.
“We have been on a long journey working with the local community adapting our design to reflect Brighton’s heritage and environment whilst regenerating a derelict brownfield site with what we believe will become another iconic Brighton destination.”
Duncan Anderson, CEO of South Downs Leisure commented:
“We are all extremely excited to get this unique project over the start line and welcome swimmers to Sea Lanes to train in a safe open water swimming environment.”
Following the approval of planning in March 2021 Sea Lanes Brighton is formed by a passionate group of Brighton-based businesses and open water swimming enthusiasts, it’s centred on physical wellbeing and environmental sustainability. The design of the scheme also respects the adjacent Grade II Madeira Terraces.
To see the final stages of the build and for membership information visit sealanesbrighton.co.uk.
Image credit: Sea Lanes Brighton