Christmas Morning Swim Day 2018
While it remains a time for family, friends, gift giving and food and drink; it’s also a day when thousands of people flock to the beach to see hundreds of brave swimmers enter into the sea.
In Porthcawl, over a thousand swimmers enter the water while a few thousand more come to cheer the brave swimmers on.
Some swimmers have over 40 previous Christmas swims behind them and still take to the sea each year. Some people do it for a challenge, some do it in fancy dress, many do it to raise money for our chosen charities.
Each year the Christmas Swim raises thousands for local charities and organisations. Swimmers are encouraged to raise money through sponsorship so that the swim organisers can donate to worthy causes.