Many swimmers entering a reservoir, with 'Free Swimming' banner


Paudie Spillane/Alpkit

We’re run on volunteer power!




Here at OSS HQ we are a small group of swimming enthusiasts who give our expertise, talents and time for free.

However, we do have monthly bills to pay to keep our website and social media networks going. These used to be met via events, and in 2020 and 2021 were met by ‘Christmas Cracker Crowdfunders.’ We did not crowdfund in 2022 (not the climate) but we do still need funds to stay online.

If you are able to donate something, you will be helping us greatly – we appreciate these are hard times for everyone, and we work hard to bring light into dark places, and share warmth and connectivity with swimmers the world over.

Thank you