A record 1657 swimmers and thousands of spectators welcomed in the New ‘Olympic’ Year. In it’s 28th year the hundreds of swimmers pulled out all the stops embracing the event in Olympic-
In celebration of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Saundersfoot New Year’s Day Swim was started with the lighting of an ‘Olympic Swim’ flame with a specially commissioned NYDS torch. The NYDS torch started its official journey in London five weeks ago in the hands of Olympic Gold Medallist Darren Campbell. Since then it has travelled to and toured Pembrokeshire, visiting towns such as Haverfordwest, Narberth, and Tenby. The torch-
Chris Williams and John Joseph
kept up their 100% swim record
having taken part in all 28 swims
FANCY DRESS RESULTS
Gold medal and Olympic Swim Individual Champion: 'Olympic Torch', Nichola Prosser from Saundersfoot, collecting for Air Ambulance and Action for Children.
Silver medal: 'Rebecca Adlington' Rod Haynes from Wiseman's Bridge, collecting for Cancer Research.
Bronze medal: 'Cycling GB', Ross Llewellyn from Tenby, collecting for various local charities through '41 Club'.
Gold medal and Olympic Swim Team Champions: 'Olympic Team GB Bus', entered by Malin House, Saundersfoot, collecting for Saundersfoot Football Club.
Silver medal: 'Olympic Opening Ceremony' entered by Wogan Guest House, Saundersfoot, collecting for Meningitis Trust.
Bronze medal: 'British Equestrian Team' entered by Stepaside Coachworks, collecting for Diabetes UK.
Group fancy dress winners, ‘Olympic Team GB Bus’
A few noteworthy 'special mentions' for the Group category:-
'Saundersfoot Relay Team', Howells family, from Saundersfoot, collecting for Cancer Research.
'GB Rowing Team', Booth family from Saundersfoot, collecting for Tenby Swifts Junior Rugby.
'GB Fencing Team', Cllr Phil Baker and friends, from Saundersfoot, collecting for various local charities.
'Olympic Celebration', pupils and staff from Saundersfoot Junior School, collecting to raise school funds.
'Hazels Olympic Gnomes' families from Oswestry and Saundersfoot, collecting for Severn Hospice and Latchworth.
'Greeks' from Nelson, collecting for Velindre and Trehafen.
'Olympic Podium', Harrison family, from Princes Gate.
'Where's Wally?', Slater, Pears and Mullins families, from Birmingham, collecting for Saundersfoot Festivities Association.
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