Jobs & Volunteering





The OSS are looking for a volunteer news writer to join the team. This person will help to beam interesting news and stories around the swimming community, giving them a bigger platform. You will be responsible for selecting, writing and uploading four news stories each fortnight for our e-news. As well as having excellent writing and editing skills, we are looking for someone with a love of the outdoor swimming community and an understanding of the OSS brand. You will also need to be self-motivated and reliable. 

If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you!

We are seeking applications by Sunday 14th July. For more information and how to apply, please read the News Writer role description.


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 (6th July), the Dart10k (14th/15th September) and the Hurly Burly (28th September). 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.

The 2019 Dart10k volunteer rosta is now now full but we are running a reserve list, and we are still looking for Swoosh and Hurly Burly Help. So 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 – 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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