We will be holding an event this year.
We will follow the rules and guidance and ask that attendees also observe any conditions that may be in place on the day. 
This year's theme is paint the town red!

We are raising money for Wales Air Ambulance

During this national crisis, they need your help now more than ever.

Wales Air Ambulance covers the whole of Wales every single day. Each year their helicopters attend around 2,500 missions, covering rural countryside and our bustling towns and cities. This includes the length of our Welsh coastline and across our vast mountain ranges. Their four airbase operations in Caernarfon, Llanelli, Welshpool and Cardiff are ready to saves lives wherever needed.

Register to swim

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.

On Christmas Morning

You don’t need to bring a printed ticket.

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

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




swimmers each year

given to charity

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

Tŷ Hafan

Trinity Care and Support

Ty Elis Counselling Service

Firefighters Charity

Porthcawl Parkinsons Support Group

The Samaritans

Prostate Cymru