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 (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 Swoosh & Dart10k volunteer rostas are now full but we are running a reserve list, and we are still looking for Hurly Burly Help. So f 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
© Anna Barclay

New Volunteer Position: Wild Swim Group Coordinator

There are 50+ thriving wild swim community groups around the country as listed on the Wild Swim Group: The UK List (see also news). These are all independent, free groups and the OSS is looking for someone to help them network with each other. The coordinator will distil and share emerging expertise on how to run a successful group and overcome some of the problems that they face.

This will be a fun and sociable position requiring someone who has experienced swim groups from the inside (whether in a leadership role or other).  The job requires someone who is good at encouraging group discussions and gathering/sharing knowledge whilst able to be objective and open to different ideas and ways of working.  A working knowledge of social media and good written communication skills is essential for this role. The Wild Swim Group Coordinator has great potential to directly benefit many swimmers.

The role requires someone who feels excited and passionate about making a difference to community swim groups in the UK and beyond. Please find the full job description and details of how to apply here.