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Panama Swimming Club


The Panama Swimming Club is a popular membership-based swimming club, with its club house located on the North Promenade in Whitley Bay. The club is named after a ship that was wrecked nearby, in the 1930s[1]. The current club house dates from the early 1950s and has a brick ground floor and timber upper floor. It has male and female changing and shower rooms and a lounge area. The club has 3 organised swims each week. There is a tradition of swims in the sea on Boxing Day and particularly New Year's Day at Whitley Bay, which attract large numbers of people - these swims aren't organised by the club[2], but are focussed beside the club house.

Whitley Bay Promenade Swimming and Diving
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Panama Swimming Club Building

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Panama Swimming Club
- Official Website of the Panama Swimming Club.

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Panama Swimming Club, Whitley Bay

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How Welcome?

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Looking to shore

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New Years Day Dip 2016 Whitley Bay Beach. Edited version 2

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mostly the hardened regular swimmers still left in the water

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Whitley Bay Boxing Day Swim 2012

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Tyne and Wear HER(16342): Whitley Bay, Northern Promenade, Panama Swimming Club
- "Sea swimming has been a popular pastime for many generations of local residents. The foundation of the Club is unknown but it was named after a ship that was wrecked ...

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Panama Swimming Club makeover!

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Panama Swimming Club makeover!

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Tyne & Wear HER: 16342
Post code: NE26 1TP
Grid ref: NZ352731

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