Swim the Door

What Are These Pages About Digger?

Durdle Door aka “The Door”

“Swim the Door” aka STD. 

What else could it all be about?!!



 This is the “official” website for Swim The Door.

If you want to view/be-friend/add comments/add photos then why not go to the Facebook page http://facebook.com/swimthedoor?

What is Durdle Door?

Durdle Door is a sea arch off the Dorset coast

“Sea arches are formed by the effects of wave action. It is a little known fact that in storms the pressure against a sheer cliff face may be in the region of 30 tons per sq metre. The water initially attacks weakness in the rock which can form caves. If you get two caves on opposite sides of a headland that eventually run into one another, the result will be an arch like Durdle Door.”

(inf. “I Spy Book of the Seashore”)

Swimming the Door?!

In 2005 Digger was to reach a “significant” age so (for no good reason) he thought it would be nice to get 40 people to Swim the Door* (STD) during his birthday week. Following the huge success of the event (STD05), Swim the Door has been repeated every year since.

Use the drop down Swim the Door menu above to see pages celebrating those swims.

To “Swim the Door” has now been added to Fowlers Modern English Usage and Rogets Thesaurus and this website will explain why.

Heading off
On the way back
The 2005 A Team


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Blog Posts in 'Swim the Door' category


Like all open water swimming, and life in general, there are DANGERS, HAZARDS and RISKS involved in this activity. If you are not an experenced, confident swimmer, not used to cold water and not used to sea water in Britain you would be stupid to try to Swim the Door however warm, flat and inviting it may look.

Every effort has been made in the preparation of this document to provide as accurate information as possible. All statements and opinions are offered in good faith. The author cannot accept any responsibility for errors resulting from data supplied by a third party or the influence of alcohol or even the onset of old age. Therefore the author will not be liable for any loss of life or injury (however hideous) arising from decisions or actions made upon the basis of this document.