It’s going to be a golden Christmas in Tenby this year as the town’s legendary Boxing Day Swim finally gets to splash out to mark its 50th anniversary.
The coronavirus pandemic put paid to the event’s half-century celebrations in 2020, but careful plans are now in place to ensure that the swim takes place in a Covid-safe environment.
The swim’s essential features of the traditional stampede for the sea at 11.00am; crazy fancy dress – this year with a Golden theme – and fundraising for charity will be unchanged.
But this year – and hopefully for the only time – there will only be the swim.
However, participants who sign up for the swim by paying a nominal entry fee to help with fundraising – via our website – will be entitled to receive a commemorative certificate to prove they were part of this historic event.
Chair of Tenby Sea Swimming Association, Chris Osborne, commented: “After careful deliberations we have concluded that we should run this year’s swim. We believe we can do this with a slimmed down version of our normal event, concentrating on the core activity – into the sea & out – raising sponsorship to support worthy local causes, all within a Covid-safe environment.
“It might mean an elongated pre-swim line-up and no extra activities, but we think this is an occasion we can all celebrate.”
Further details of how to enter the 50th Tenby Boxing Day Swim will be released soon.