The club holds races every Saturday morning at 8am throughout the year. The distance depends on time of year and ranges from 40 yards in January-February up to one mile in the summer.
Normal swimming costumes are worn for the races, wetsuits not being permitted.
The Saturday race is the main thrust and focus of the organisation of the club. Swum on a handicap basis the races are appropriate to club members of all speeds and abilities so long as they can cope with the water temperature and complete the course distance with confidence.