2015 Swim

This year’s swim takes place on Sunday 2nd August, with the swim starting from Caldey at 13.30. Swimmers, please look out the rest of your information from the Swimmers section on this website. Anyone wanting to follow the swim on one of our supporters boats, they will be leaving Tenby’s Castle Beach between 12.40 and 13.00. The swimmers should arrive back at Tenby’s North Beach between about 14.10 and the ‘cut off’ at 15.30.

So, 100 swimmers will take part in the third TSSA Caldey Swim: will you be one of them? Or will you be one of the enthusiastic spectators around Castle Hill or on North Beach welcoming them in? Either way, it’s a very special day for Tenby’s Festival of Summer Sport, which features the Long Course Weekend on 3rd / 5th July and finishes with Ironman Wales on 13th September. The Festival also includes the Tour of Pembrokeshire cycling sportive on 24th April, the Carten 100 cycling event from Cardiff to Tenby on 9th May and the Tenby 10k run on 27th July. A busy summer indeed.

The Caldey Swim raises funds for Tenby’s RNLI and, after the first year with £3,000, last year we contributed £7,000 to the Lifeboat’s financial support. How much this year?

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2014 Swim

A break in the weather, the sun came out, the winds died down … the swim was ON!

97 swimmers left Priory Beach, Caldey, at 3pm on Sunday 31st August and, well inside the two hour cut off, 95 swimmers (two needed to be taken out of the water) had finished on Tenby’s North Beach. Congratulations all round, to all the smiley swimmers and all those who contributed to organising, sponsoring and supporting the second TSSA organised Caldey Swim. Photos to come ….

This year prizes are going to be awarded to the best swimmers’ fund raising efforts, with first prize a night’s B&B at Fourcroft Hotel, together with a tour of the Tenby Lifeboat House; second prize is Sunday lunch for two at Plantagenet Restaurant; third prize is a voucher to spend at Jago’s. The funds raised are handed over to Tenby’s RNLI and, after last year’s total of £3K, with twice the number of swimmers the target is considerably higher.

2014 Swim – date announced

This year’s swim is on Sunday 31st August. So, if you think you’re a competent swimmer – and you can prove it – and you’d like to enter the two miles open sea swim from Caldey Island to Tenby, download your entry application form here. Applications are open until 30th April.