Saundersfoot Beach was the place to be to welcome the New Year in in style. A record 2048 swimmers and thousands of spectators braved the icy waters for the 36th annual Saundersfoot New Year’s Day Swim in Pembrokeshire.
The charitable event just gets bigger and better – and as the gathered masses prepared for the big event they were entertained by the dancers from Cast & Crew Performing Art School who provided the warm-
The swim countdown was initiated by Great British Bake Off star Michelle Evans-
The swimmers did not disappoint on the fancy dress front. In amongst the fancy dress entrants were numerous elves, fish, horses and dinosaurs.
Saundersfoot Festivities Chairman Martyn Williams said, "The village and wider community has done us proud again. We could not have conceived 36 years ago we would be here now hosting such a major event. Our driving force as always is the huge number of fantastic causes that benefit. Thirty-
Fancy Dress Results:
1st Place – ‘Roadworks’ from Stepaside Coachworks
2nd Place – ‘Alice in Wonderland’ from Phillips and Vaux Family
3rd Place – ‘Cool Runnings’ from Malin House Hotel
1st Place – ‘Dilys the Fish’ Mark Halford
2nd Place – ‘Drummer Boy’ – Barbera Camp
3rd Place – ‘Wurzel Gumage’ – Mr Hayman
Contact: Jon Williams , Event Co-
Photographs of the swim can be obtained from Gareth Davies Photography, Tel: 07836 334436.
2020 Swim Sponsors: Powells Cottage Holidays, Harbour Wealth Independent Financial Planners, Scaffold 2000, Sunnyvale Holiday Park, Broughton Leisure Ltd, Silver Lily, Princes Gate Spring Water, Elston Construction, Folly Farm, Taf Valley Coaches, Sue’s Pantry, Saundersfoot Pleasure Boats, 1 Formula Fitness, Little & Large Lite Bites, Synter MINI, Lewis, Lewis & Co Ltd, Mike Wealleans PVCu Specialist, Neil Finlay Cars, NBSM, The Antiques Shop, Pembrokeshire Engineering and Pembrokeshire Tyres & MOT.
For further information about the swim, please visit www.saundersfootnyds.co.uk, or follow Charlie Shivers on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @CharlieShivers