Tenby festive swim 'huge success'

Thousands turned out to watch the event as the swimmers made their way to the sea Credit: Gareth Davies Photography
Swimmers revel in the 10 degree waters at Tenby Credit: Gareth Davies Photography

Hundreds of festive bathers have splashed out in the sunshine to make the 43rd Tenby Boxing Day Swim a big success.

The Pantomime theme proved a big hit Credit: Gareth Davies Photography

The Pantomime fancy dress inspired Snow White, Ugly Sisters, fairies both good and wicked, Puss in Boots (and without boots) and even a panto zebra to take the plunge in the 10 degree sea.

Two women sport their impressive animal costumes Credit: Gareth Davies Photography
Some stayed in the freezing sea for up to 20 minutes Credit: Gareth Davies Photography

More than 550 swimmers were presented with their commemorative medal around a warming beach bonfire.

It's hoped the event will raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Chris Osborne, Chairman of the Tenby Sea Swimming Association said:

“It’s been another great swim, with glorious weather creating ideal conditions. We’ve seen some highly entertaining costumes and it’s been a brilliant morning for everyone - including, we hope, all the charities who will benefit.”

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Hundreds take part in Boxing Day swim

Hundreds have taken part in Tenby's 43rd annual Boxing Day swim to raise money for charity.