Saundersfoot 2015 New Year Swim raised over £40,500 for 57 different charities

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The swimmers were sent on their way to the waves with a firework launch, courtesy of Westcoast Fireworks.  

Medals were handed out by Mr & Mrs Peter Williams and Saundersfoot Community Council.  Safety coverage was provided by St. Johns Ambulance. HM Coastguard, RNLI Lifeguards, Pembroke Paddlers and Tenby Fire Service.

Photographs of the swim can be obtained from Gareth Davies Photography, Tel: 07836 334436.  

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1ST – Max Badham, dressed as an Army Colonel, collecting for local charities.

2nd – Mick Booth, dressed as ‘Flanders Fields’, collecting for Tenby Junior Rugby

3rd – Nigel Williams, dressed as World War 1 ‘Biggles’ Pilot, collecting already at £1000 for Cancer Research.


1st – Malin House Collective, dressed as the ‘Wrong Brothers’ complete with Plane!, collecting for Saundersfoot Football Club.

2nd – The Rees Family & Friends, dressed as ‘The Whelks’, collecting in the memory of Dai Rees.

Charlie would like to say a big thank you to all who dressed up for the swim and helped to make it such a bright and colourful event yet again - hope to see you again next year at the 2016 swim!

What better way to welcome in the New Year than a dip in the icy cold waters at Saundersfoot.  This was the 31st annual Saundersfoot New Year's Day Swim and attracted 1521 fancy-dressed swimmers. In addition, a crowd of 8000 flocked to the village to join the festivities.

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.

2015 Swim

X-Factor finalist and proud Saundersfoot-boy Jay James (pictured left with swim mascot Charlie Shivers) was on hand to start the swim for the second year in a row. There was also a mascot race, made up of well-known local mascots, prior to the main event with Danny Dog of Heatherton Country Sports Park lifting the prestigious Superfast Cymru Trophy!  Also, Sharon Lloyd was on hand to ensure the swimmers were warmed up during the rendition of ‘Rockin All Over The World’. Not forgetting Benny Bond who provided the commentary for the whole event.

Pictured right are Chris Williams and John Joseph, the only two swimmers to have taken part in all 31 Saundersfoot New Year swims.  Well done boys!

2015 NYDS Swim