Gearing up for this year’s event, the fifth under the organisation of Tenby Sea Swimming Association, the hope is that this stunning weather stays with us through the Summer. However, from the swimmers’ perspective, calm waters and minimal wind are more significant than sunshine.
Noticeably more people are swimming in the sea as the heatwave continues; perhaps that will provide for an increase in endurance swimming, thus future event entrants. Certainly there are more sea swimming events than before, with Tenby hosting the Long Course Weekend’s Wales Swim, Wales Ironman and, the latest off the block, Tenfoot Swim (from Tenby to Saundersfoot). But there is only one Caldey Swim, truly open sea swimming, crossing the straits between Caldey Island and the mainland, finishing at Tenby harbour. There is only one swim requiring ferries out to the start, on Caldey’s Priory Beach.
As we draw nearer this year’s swim, we hope your training is on schedule and your swimming as enjoyable as you’d like. We, meanwhile, look forward to welcoming you on 12th August. Oh, and by the way, we still have a few places left ….