Help us to raise money for Tŷ Hafan, The Sandville and other local causes.

Get involved!

It’s FREE to take part, fancy dress is OPTIONAL and there’s NO SET DISTANCE OR TIME SPENT IN THE WATER. So why not join the 1000+ crazy Christmas day swimmers and raise money for Ty Hafan, the Sandville and other local charities and organisations?



Register to swim

Register online so that when you turn up on the day, everything goes a lot smoother.




Get sponsored

Raise money online or download and print a sponsorship form.



Prepare for the day

Find out all the information on where to go, when to be there and what to expect.

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

Make a donation

Please help us to support our chosen charities

Swim for a worthy cause

We ask swimmers to generate sponsorship money to donate to us to pass onto these worthy causes. If you’re going to swim on Christmas morning, do it to help make a difference in someone’s life.


Tŷ Hafan offers comfort, care and support for life-limited children and young people and is dedicated to improving the quality of life of their whole family.

Visit the Tŷ Hafan Website


The Sandville Self Help Centre is open to all people suffering difficulties. They offer help in a very relaxed and happy atmosphere.

Visit the Sandville Website

Other local charities and organisations we’ve helped include:

  • Porthcawl and Pyle Pumas
  • Porthcawl Stroke Club
  • Porthcawl Museum and Historical Society
  • St John Ambulance
  • Porthcawl Coastguard
  • Porthcawl Kidney Research
  • Porthcawl RNLI
  • 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

If there’s a charity or organisation you think would benefit from our support, please contact us.


Photos from last year’s swim

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