The 2014 Tenby Boxing Day Swim Theme is 

Pirates and Princesses!

Tenby’s famous boxing day swim has chosen three charities for the brave bathers to dive in and support this Christmas.

St John Cmyru, the Harriet Davis Trust and Splash Out 2015 are the trio of of good causes nominated by event organisers, the Tenby Sea Swimming Association.

St John Cymru is one of several organisations which provides safety cover at the event, and its voluntary members have been at every swim for over 40 years. Said Victoria Stevens, the officer in charge of the Tenby-Pembroke Division:

We love attending the Boxing Day Swim – it’s such a fantastic event for the area. To receive an extra donation is a great bonus and will help us maintain our divisional ambulance and buy new equipment”

The Harriet Davis Trust, which has several holiday homes for disabled children and their families in South Pembrokeshire, is marking a notable birthday next year. Explained the trust’s development manager, Elizabeth Sleight:

I was delighted when I heard that we’d been chosen as one of the charities for this year’s Boxing Day Swim. We had planned a special fund-raising campaign for 2015, as it will be the 21st anniversary of the opening of Harriets House on Tenby Harbour, so we really could not have hoped for a better start than this”

Splash Out 2015 is a surf experience for for children with autism in Pembrokeshire, and follows on from the success of the inaugural event this year. Said Splash Out organiser, Angelo Fecci:

“The support from the Tenby Boxing Day Swim will go a long way to helping us deliver this experience to these children. Demand for spaces on Splash Out is astronomical, and funding like this is vital to us operating this event,and will play a massive part in our ability to reach out to more families.”

And don’t forget,

Swimmers can also collect for their own charities and good causes.

Tenby Boxing Day Swim started in 1970 and has snowballed into Tenby’s main Christmas attraction. With around 600 swimmers and thousands of onlookers each year, this fantastic spectacle is not to be missed. With everyone swimming for charity, Boxing Day in Tenby is a surefire way to carry on the fun at Christmas. A roaring bonfire greets the emerging swimmers and everyone of them receives a medal for their bravery. As the swim goes from strength to strength each year, the event grows with canoes, raft racing and much more before the great immersion at 11.30am. Come and meet your friends on the North Beach this Boxing Day, give generously to the local charities and enjoy all the fun of the beach.

To download a sponsor form, visit our sponsor form page.

Tenby Junior School Boxing Day Swim 2013
Archie Hughes, Charlie Sangster, Finlay Hill and Max Badham of Tenby Junior School taking part in the Boxing Day Swim 2013


Tenby Boxing Day Swim 2013

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