To enter the Saundersfoot New Years Day Swim simple clink on the ENTER link on the home page which will take you to our entry system. Entry costs £5 per adult and £3 for under 16's. You will receive an NYDS wristband which will be available for collection a few days before and on the day of the swim by the slipway to the beach. Only those who have paid entry and collected their wristbands will be able to collect a Saundersfoot NYDS medal on completion of the swim.
Yes you will be able to pay the entry fee in CASH only on the day by the slipway to the beach.
No but we encourage all swimmers to chooose their own fancy dress for the day.
Although it is called a 'Swim', it is in fact a 'dash & splash'. The rule is that your head must go under! If, however, you are 80+ we’d expect you to go no further than your knees.
There is no age limit but we recommend that children (primary school age and below) should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Yes, of course you can. If you can persuade people to sponsor you, then that money will go to your nominated charity. Please download a sponsor form from this website . Complete the top of the form giving your details as well as the name of your charity.
here isn't a limit. You will, however, be running into the icy cold sea and this should hopefully prompt generosity from your sponsors
If you have paid your entry fee and collected your wristband you will get a medal.
All sponsor money must be handed in to TBC by the end of January. Please include your sponsor form, clearly identifying the chosen charity or worthwhile cause. If living away, please send a cheque with the sponsorship form to TBC. When all the money has been collected the committee members of Saundersfoot New Year’s Day Swim will allocate the bucket collection to all the various charities. Sponsored swimmers are therefore guaranteed that what they collect will be topped up. Your nominated charity will only receive a top-up if you send the money you have collected to Salt On The Strand, Saundersfoot. The cost of putting on the swim is met through commercial sponsorship from local businesses.
Yes you can. We would appreciate, however, if you could email us the details of how much you raise as we will add it to the overall total.
Please view the Safety and Covid Advice Page on this website. Biggest advice, wear footwear!
The 2024 Rugby Shirt will be available from Salt On The Strand, Saundersfoot.
In the swim's history, despite some very poor weather, as we had this year, we have never called the swim off. However, the safety of the swimmers is paramount and the final decision will be made in consultation with the RNLI and the emergency services, all of which will be on duty on the day
Charlie is the swim's very own mascot! He was so named by Saundersfoot Primary School, following a competition. ‘Shivers’ is self explanatory but we would like to think that the name ‘Charlie’ remembers a local hero, Charlie Cox, who led many a Swim when he was well into his 80’s.
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