Jobs & Volunteering





Our events are run by a small army of volunteers. These individuals work as marshals and team leaders of critical areas such as: registration, baggage, hot chocolate, merchandise. We have a hard won reputation for running the friendliest, best organised swims in the land and over the course of the year around 200 individuals will help us maintain this. Please join us!

Our three events are the Swoosh, the Dart10k and the Hurly Burly. The OSS team at the event are a mixture of swimmers, supporters, charity volunteers and locals.

More information is available in event specific factsheets: Swoosh, Dart 10k, Hurly Burly.  Our volunteers are led by the volunteer manager. If you can volunteer for any or all of this years events, please get in touch with the volunteer manager on We are looking for a new merchandise lead across all 3 events, if you would like to volunteer for that please mention it. Some previous leads have driven a van and picked up stock from Somerset – so if you are able to do that, please say.

The days can be long and hard, but also fun. Volunteer team members get a team top, some catering, discount on a future swim entry, access to early-bird tickets in future years, and make this swim possible for others. We look forward to working with you to make some great memories!


Vivienne Rickman Poole
Vivienne Rickman Poole
Graham Wynne
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