Festive swims in Wales

Refresh your mind and body after all that overindulgence this Christmas. Join thousands of swimmers across Wales for a festive swim or a New Year’s Day dip. Weather forecasters are predicting the warmest Christmas ever in Wales this year so great news for those of you planning on getting involved! 

Porthcawl Christmas Day Swim

This year marks the 51st annual swim at Porthcawl Beach. Fancy dress is optional, this year’s theme is Pirates and Parrots.

When: 25th December, 10:30am

Where: Porthcawl Beach

Find out more about the Porthcawl Christmas Day Swim

Tenby Boxing Day Swim

The Tenby Boxing day swim is a popular event with over 600 swimmers expected to participate this year. Fancy dress is optional, this year’s theme is ‘Cool Cymru’ celebrating all that is great about Wales, there are prizes for the best dressed!

When: 26th December, 11:30am 

Where: Tenby North Beach

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Tenby Boxing day swim

Tenby Boxing day swim

 by Gareth Davies Photography Tenby

Pembrey Country Park Walrus Dip 

Celebrating its 31st anniversary, the Pembrey Country Park Walrus Dip is expected to attract over 1000 swimmers this Boxing Day. Panto season comes alive on Cefn Sidan beach with fancy dress being encouraged.

When: 26th December, 11am 

Where: 11am Cefn Sidan Pembrey Country Park

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Pembrey's Cefn Sidan Walrus Dip

Pembrey's Cefn Sidan Walrus Dip
 by Jeff Connell

Llandudno Lions Club Boxing Day Dip

The Llandudno Lions Club Boxing Day Dip has been running for over 25 years. A fancy dress parade will take place between 10.30am and 11am before the main event with prizes for the best dressed.

When: 26th December, 11:30 

Where: St George's Hotel

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Llandudno Lions Club Boxing Day Dip

Llandudno Lions Club Boxing day dip

 by Greg Robbins - Llandudno Lions Club

Saundersfoot New Years Day swim

2016 will mark the 32nd annual Saundersfoot New Years Day swim.This event is hugely popular and in the past has attracted over 1000 swimmers. Fireworks and music will help to build the atmosphere prior to the start of the swim.

When: 1st January 2016, 12:30 

Where: Saundersfoot beach

Find out more about the Saundersfoot New Years Day swim

The Amroth Arms Charity Swim

New Years Day 2016 will mark the 30th Year of the Amroth Arms Charity Swim. Fancy dress is optional.

When: 1st January 2016, 12:00

Where: Amroth Beach

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Barry Island New Years Day Swim

Established in 1984 the Barry Island New Years Day Swim is a popular event that attracted hundreds in 2015. Fancy dress is optional but encouraged. A free warm up session takes place on the beach before the swim.

When: 1st January 2016, 12:00

Where: Barry Beach

Find out more about the Barry Island New Years Day Swim