World War I theme for NYDS 2015

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World War I Theme for 2015 New Year Swim

NYDS 2015 will be the village’s 31st swim.  Plans are going well to make this one the biggest and best yet!    

The main aim of the swim is to raise money for charitable and worthy causes.  There is no entrance fee to take part, however what we would love you to do is get a NYDS sponsorship form and raise money.   We will ensure that every penny you raise will be donated to your chosen cause.  Where possible, we will add a little bit extra to your total – the more you raise, the bigger top up you have!


Following a public vote, the fancy dress theme has been decided as ‘World War 1’ – to commemorate the 100 years since the war began in 1914.


The new shirt has been designed and ordered.  It will be available for sale from the end of November.  They will be on sale as usual at Evans’ Newsagents, Saundersfoot.  If you don’t live locally and wish to buy a shirt, then please email me at


We are delighted to welcome new sponsors for NYDS 2015, namely Tojaz of Saundersfoot, Elston Construction Limited and Superfast Cymru.   Without these and our existing sponsors the swim would not be able to take place. Please view ‘Our Supporters’ for further information about the sponsors.   Thank you once again sponsors.

The team have had such a warm welcome from the council, businesses and residents in Pembrokeshire we wanted to show our appreciation by supporting an event that is important to the local community.   Superfast Cymru will also be braving the elements and entering a team into the swim.  All sponsorship will be donated to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Tenby.  Get ready for a superfast New Year!

Look out for the Tenby Observer each Friday to get your chance to win rugby tickets for Ospreys rugby matches during January and February.  This competition is a partnership between NYDS and Superfast Cymru.

Superfast Cymru is a partnership between BT and  Welsh Government  to deliver high speed fibre broadband across Wales.  Superfast broadband is not just about a faster Internet experience or about doing one thing quicker. It’s about everyone in the house being able to do their own thing online, all at the same time.


The Superfast Cymru team have been working  in Haverfordwest, Johnston, Milford Haven, Neyland and Pembroke over the past few months to bring fast fibre broadband to communities.  The work continues and we’re focused on bringing fibre to Tenby and Saundersfoot early in the New Year.  

Charlie Shivers with representatives from the Superfast Cymru swim team and members of the Tenby Lifeboat crew.

Saundersfoot Launch NYDS 2015 Shirt

The launch of the 2015 Saundersfoot New Year's Day Swim took place at the St. Brides Spa Hotel this week. During the event, the 2015 shirt was also unveiled and Charlie Shivers was there to welcome this year’s sponsors.

2015 Swim Sponsors:

Powells Cottage Holidays, N.D. Toy & Partners Independent Financial Advisors & Mortgage Brokers, Superfast Cymru, Sunnyvale Holiday Park, Tees R Us, Tojaz of Saundersfoot, Princes Gate Spring Water, Elston Construction, Folly Farm, Silcox Coaches, Sue’s Pantry, Saundersfoot Pleasure Boats, Wogan Guest House, Tenby Glass and Neil Finlay Cars.

The 2015 swim will be the village’s 31st and over recent years the swim has gone from strength to strength raising in the region of £500,000 for charitable and worthy causes. Last year attracted over 1300 swimmers raising over £37,500.

Martyn Williams, Chairman of Saundersfoot Festivities said, ‘The swim is an important date in the calendar for the village. The NYDS shirt has become an integral part of promoting the swim. I am delighted with this year’s sponsorship. The financial support is vital for the future of the swim. It will also ensure that every penny raised by the swimmers will be allocated to their nominated charities. The generosity which the businesses have shown towards the sponsorship of the swim has been very much appreciated’.

Saundersfoot Festivities would like to thank St. Brides Hotel & Spa once again for their generous hospitality.

The 2015 swim shirt is now on sale at Evans’ Newsagents, Saundersfoot. All profits from the shirt will be donated to charity. To find out more information about the swim, please visit the website or follow Charlie Shivers on Facebook and Twitter @CharlieShivers