Review of Sea Swimming at Newcastle Harbour

Open water sea swimmers wrapped up warm pre sea swim at newcastle harbour.

Client: Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

The Challenge

In response to growing safety concerns and requests for minor improvements for sea swimmers at Newcastle Harbour, Outscape have been appointed to undertake an independent review and explore opportunities for improving the function, safety and experience.

The Role

Outscape’s tasks are to: 

  1. Clarify land ownership at the Harbour 
  1. Clarify the needs or ‘wants’ of the sea swimming community 
  1. Understand the ability of the Council to fulfil these ‘wants’ 
  1. Identify issues associated with sea swimming from both a participant and land manager perspective 
  1. Identify potential solutions to address these issues based on industry guidance and comparable examples of good practice  

The above will be achieved through extensive 1-2-1 consultation with swimmers, land managers and other key stakeholders including RNLI and Swim Ulster.  

Project Funders

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council