Annual RNLI Christmas Swim
The Annual RNLI Christmas Swim takes place on Christmas Day at 12.30 sharp.
This swim was initiated in 1975 as a method of raising money for the Lifeboats and was originally called “Around the punt for pound”. Swimmers had a target to collect twenty pounds. In advance of the first swim, some swimmers actually starting training in October on the Bull Wall (not swimming but running!)
In those early years after the swim, a hot bowl of soup was served up to the cold swimmers of the club, on the promenade. However for the last 30 plus years swimmers have enjoyed hot whiskies provided in the warmth of the clubhouse. The number of swimmers has grown from strength to strength through the years and it has become one of December’s main highlights. One club member has taken part in the swim every year for the last 39 years.
Please get your sponsorship cards from the Bar and help raise money for this worthy cause.
Swimmers please assemble at CY&BC at 12.15 - spectators are welcome too. See you all there on Christmas Day!