A historic swimming event is to return this summer.

Brighton’s "Pier to Pier" race will be celebrating its 88th year on June 23.

The event, organised by Brighton Swimming Club, is one of the oldest of its kind in England.

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It starts at the West Pier and ends at the Palace Pier and anyone over 18 and under 75 can take part.

Swimmers aged 14 to 18 can take join in if they are registered with a Swim England club.

All swimmers will be given a medal after completing the race. They will also be given a swim hat for the race, refreshments and a timing chip to wear.

The entry fee covers the cost of event insurance and any necessary medical or lifeguard support.

More information including tickets to take part can be found at https://race-nation.co.uk/register/brighton-swimming-club/brighton-p2p-24.

The event, first held in 1936, has seen thousands take part over the years including an Channel swimmers and top national pool swimmers.

Competitors used to dive off the West Pier to start the race, but since the West Pier closure in 1971 they start from the beach immediately next to the pier.