Register to swim

Swimmers can register either online, or in person on Christmas day.

Registration allows us to keep track of how many swimmers are in the sea and means you get a free Porthcawl Christmas Swim mug!

You don’t need to register to come and watch, just turn up on the day.

Register to swim today


This year we have chosen LATCH as our main cause.

LATCH is a charity that supports the children who are receiving treatment for cancer at the Children’s Hospital for Wales and their families.

Help us to raise money for LATCH this year by becoming a sponsored swimmer or by making a donation.

Make a donation and support the swim

Local charities and organisations we’ve helped

  • Porthcawl and Pyle Pumas
  • Porthcawl Stroke Club
  • Porthcawl Museum and Historical Society
  • St John Ambulance
  • Porthcawl Coastguard
  • Porthcawl Kidney Research
  • The Y Centre
  • 1st Nottage Scout Group
  • Porthcawl Lifeguard Club
  • Porthcawl Town Athletic
  • Mayors Community Fund
  • Trinity Care and Support
  • Ty Elis Counselling Service
  • Firefighters Charity
  • Porthcawl Parkinsons Support Group
  • The Samaritans

The Porthcawl Christmas Swim has been raising thousands of pounds for local charities and organisations for over 50 years.

Get sponsored

Download and print your own sponsorship forms so that family, friends, colleagues (and anyone else) can support you.

Money raised and donated by using the forms will go to LATCH and other local charities and organisations.

All sponsorship money raised must be given to Porthcawl Christmas Swim for distribution to the nominated charities and organisations.

Download a sponsorship form

On Christmas morning

If you registered online, you must come to the registration desk to check their names off our register. You don’t need to bring a printed ticket, just let us know you’ve arrived.

If you forgot to register online, you can sign up on the day. It's never too late!

Get Registered!

Registration starts at 10:30am. Be sure to get your FREE mug.

Get changed!

We have separate male and female changing space for you to get ready.

Get in the sea!

Swimmers enter the sea at 11:45am.