Jersey - The Wild Swimming Retreat

Le Mont Sohier, Jersey JE3, Jersey

13 reviews
May 23 - 26, 2025
Group size: 1 - 19
Jersey - The Wild Swimming Retreat
Le Mont Sohier, Jersey JE3, Jersey

13 reviews

May 23 - 26, 2025
Group size: 1 - 19

About this trip

Jersey - The Wild Swimming Retreat

23 - 26 May 2025

Enjoy a 4 day stay at Chateau Vermont in the heart of Jersey, our exclusive hire of this historic venue includes acres of grounds, verandas and expansive pergolas. The Chateau is now the home of Jersey Academy of Music, it won't be unusual to come back to the sounds of aspiring musicians playing downstairs during the day. 

The Wild Swimming Co. has scoped every beach, crack and rocky cove on the North, East, South and West of this emerald isle, in view of France. Allowing swims throughout your stay regardless of the weather. 

Your trip is inclusive of transfers (at set times), transport, swims, dips, hikes, and morning and evening meals (we think you'll love the lunch options whilst we are out exploring!) and!

Highlights include swims around small islands, dips on the wild and rugged north coast, swims around the white sanded South coast, sunsets on the sand, beach waterfalls, swimming through natural arches and a low tide walk out to infamous  La Corbiere.

Most of our guests are solo travellers who make friends for life, however we also welcome small groups as well.

1pm Friday until 1pm (Bank Holiday) Monday

Beginners welcome, breast strokers welcome, improvers welcome, racing snakes welcome. We'll swim up to around 2km per day, or come along for a daily swimble.



Who are the swim guides? - Mel

Mel is TWSCo's full time swim guide, Mel is a qualified Beach Lifeguard, Open Water Swim Coach and has achieved the National Water Safety Management Programme 

Mel is currently studying towards her Diploma in Cold Water Therapy, as well being a nutritionist, personal trainer and operating a successful Swim School 

Favourite swim- Bossiney Cove, Cornwall

Favourite retreat - Spring in Cornwall 

Favourite cake - Lemon drizzle 

Who are the swim guides? - Owen

Owen is a full time adventure guide and Beach Lifeguard  has achieved the National Water Safety Management Programme.

Favourite swim- Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Favourite retreat - Studland, Dorset

Favourite cake - Millionaire's shortbread

Who are the swim guides? - Rich

Rich is a Beach Lifeguard, Open Water Lifeguard and Open Water Swim Coach and has achieved the National Water Safety Management Programme. Amongst this, Rich also delivers the whole suite of lifeguard and water safety awards for The Royal Lifesaving Society as a National Trainer Assessor.

Rich is also RNLI lifeboat crew and operations manager of Land & Wave, a busy outdoor centre in Dorset.

Favourite swim-  Plémont, Jersey, with it's caves, huge waterfall and white sand.

Favourite retreat - The North Wales Swim Retreat

Favourite cake - Carrot Cake

What’s included

  • Transfers
    We'll pick you up from the main transport hubs at set times
  • Transport
    We'll move you from swim to swim.
  • Breakfasts
    From smashed avocado to homemade granola, we've got this.
  • Dinners
    Watch our pizza chefs create stone baked Neopolitan Pizzas or enjoy a wholesome curry.
  • All activities
    We won't charge you for joining us on swims, dips, and walks.
  • Accommodation
    From bunked dorms to elegant double rooms.
  • Lifeguards & Guides
    Our staff are qualified and experienced Beach Lifeguards and Open Water Swim Coaches, there are no grandads on kayaks in our crew!

What’s not included

  • Lunches
    We know we nornally do lunch, but we think you'd like to have the option of lunch out.
  • Travel to the Island
    Flights and ferries not included, there are flights from most airports and ferries from Poole in Dorset.

Available Packages

Dorm Space | Our most popular option
Sold Out

Occupy a single bed (which may be a lower bunk) in a room with 4 or 5 other like minded ladies in a large room at Chataeu Vermont, inclusive of meals, transport, all activites and of course CAKE!.

Deposit: £50
Large double room for two
Sold Out

Share a room with a friend or loved one, inclusive of all swims, food and transport. Please note, these rooms have shared bathrooms.

Deposit: £50
Room for four
Sold Out

Bunk up with your friends with ensuite room, bigger groups, bigger discounts. Get in touch

Deposit: £50


Day 1
Check in Chataeu Vermont

Check in from 1pm, we'll collect you from the airport or St Helier Port at set times (crossings and flights not yet released).

A safety brief in the gardens will be followed by a visit to Le Havre de Pas' tidal pool for a swim clinic. Come along armed with what you'd like to fine tune with our Open Water Swim Coaches.

A wholesome dinner followed by a sunset dip at The Splash, a local's spot with the option of a drink and a boogie in this incredible location. 

Your Organizer

The Wild Swimming Co. Ltd
13 reviews
Incredible swimming holidays and events at iconic locations around the UK. ​ Fabulous food, wonderful wines and accommodation come as standard alongside inclusive, breath taking swims and kind humans on our holidays. Our unique holidays focus on bringing new people to the best secret and most iconic swim spots from Cornwall, Devon & Dorset to North Wales and the Lake District, in exclusive, simple yet stunning accommodation with every detail taken care of. ✔ STA Open Water Swim Coaches ✔ Iconic Locations ✔ Lifeguard Led


Another amazing experience with The Wild Swimming Co team. Keeping us safe with lifeguard support, encouragement and homemade cake. Well organised with good local knowledge. We couldn't have asked for calmer seas and a more stunning sunrise. Thank you for a fantastic event, highly recommended. I'll be back.
By Deborah B for Summer Solstice Swim | Old Harry & Powerboat on Jun 30, 2024
What a fantastic swim and adventure. We were so lucky with the weather but even so the organisation was great and we were well looked after by everyone. I am seriously looking at booking a weekend trip with them as a result!
By Clare S for Summer Solstice Swim | Old Harry & Powerboat on Jun 29, 2024
Epic swim with Rich and Donald. Standing on the rocks at Old Harry having swum up from the beach with the sun setting and the moon rising was breathtaking. The swim group were encouraged to work together to have their best swim getting to the rocks and amazing local knowledge of the rocks meant we could all play in the tunnels and arches. And. There. Was. Cake! Power boat ride back to the beach was the icing on the cake! Thank you.
By Nina C for Summer Solstice Swim | Old Harry & Powerboat on Jun 23, 2024
The whole experience was amazing from start to finish. The safety aspects Rich & Donald went through to keep us all safe & sound was so reassuring. We started off with a run done of how the evening was going to run, to covering off all the disclaimers & then checking we could all swim to the required level for the adventure. Then, off we set. No one was left behind or unsupported. The arrival to Old Harry's Rock was fun scooting over the rocks, then some tasty freshly baked cake. We then hopped back in the water to swim through the caves & touched Old Harry himself. History in the making, right there. Whilst swimming through the caves, we got to see the sun sink gradually on the horizon. We were then treated to the most exhilarating rip boat ride back to shore. Whilst riding the rip, I took one glance back at Old Harry to see the most incredible moon over the top of the cliffs. MAGICAL! Oh & a couple of doughnuts in the sea before reaching dry land. The sunset was out of this world, the sun set gradually & the colour of the sky turned from yellow through to orange, from orange through to purple. The Boys couldn't have made it any better. Thank you, a truly magical unforgettable experience 🤗
By Kimberley C for Summer Solstice Swim | Old Harry & Powerboat on Jun 22, 2024
Another absolutely wonderful weekend with The Wild Swim Co. Mel and Rich create a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment for all types of swimmers. The weekend was fantastic-filled with new challenges, new friends and lots of cake! Can’t wait for my next retreat.
By Rachel B for Castle to Castle Challenge | New Forest on Jun 17, 2024
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