365 Sea Swim Challenge


inspiring others
Founded out of friendship & a desire to embrace the sea & it's changing tides, temperament & environment. I (Chris Thomas) & Rob Hunt embarked on our self imposed challenge, to swim in the sea, every day for one year without wetsuits. On completion of our journey we had raised over £12,000, created a community of support, assisted local conservation groups & educated ourselves & friends. This has become the bedrock for the 365.

Shoalstone Pool 
Sitting on the edge of Brixham's rugged coastline. During summer months the pool is a haven for locals & holiday makers, providing generations of pool users, with fond memories of long summer days & refreshing dips in the pool. 

Out of season the entire pool area is open to the winter weather & regularly gets battered by easterly storms, causing damage to railings, concrete surfaces, changing areas & facilities.

These repairs & general maintenance are paid for by donations & volunteers, we would like to help maintain the history & heritage for future generations.

The Seal Project
Our message: Give wildlife space, Do not feed wild seals, Be kind.
The Torbay Seal Project is a Grey seal conservation project in Torbay which contributes to scientific research and help us further understand this globally rare mobile species. In addition to data collection & management the project aims to raise awareness of the need to protect Grey seals in Torbay and create ways in which communities and visitors can support such as educational talks.



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  • Sarah Lavin  
    • £400 
    • 3 mos
  • Leanne Marrie 
    • £150 
    • 3 mos
  • Cath Pendleton  
    • £20 
    • 4 mos
  • Emily Tyack 
    • £300 
    • 4 mos
  • Liz Jackson 
    • £40 
    • 4 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Chris Thomas 
Raised £3,290 from 96 donations
Brixham, South West England, United Kingdom
Rob Hunt 
Team member
Raised £165 from 7 donations
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