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Tenby’s Boxing Day Swim Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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RETURNING after a two-year Covid-enforced absence, the famous Boxing Day Swim in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, is back. The fundraising event, which attracts thousands of participants, many donned in fancy-dress, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

From the early days, when just a handful of locals attended, the event has grown over the years, attracting visitors far and wide, with the Pembrokeshire swim now ranked in the top 10 of Britain’s barmiest seasonal swims.

Besides the fun element, over the decades, the Tenby swim has helped raise more than £300,000 for charities and good causes. And this year the organisers, the Tenby Sea Swimming Association, are hoping for an even better turn-out to mark the golden anniversary.

The traditional plunge starts at 11.30am, and swimmers are invited to warm up after, alongside a blazing bonfire with hot soup and admire their special commemorative medals.

The 50th anniversary Tenby Boxing Day Swim is raising money for the Tenby Memory Café, the Dai Rees Foundation, Tenby RNLI and the Paul Sartori Foundation.

The event is sponsored by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, Harbour Wealth Award Winning Independent Financial Planners, N.D. Toy & Partners Insurance Consultants, Milford Haven Port Authority, Princes Gate Water and Outer Reef.

For entry and sponsor form details, see www.tenbyboxingdayswim.co.uk

For information on any of the above, or to plan your next Pembrokeshire trip, see Visit Pembrokeshire for ideas and full details.