We are raising money for Alzhiemer's Society Cymru

Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today.

Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. Someone develops it every three minutes and there’s currently no cure.

They know it is scary facing up to it, but that we must confront the biggest health and social care challenge of our time.

As the largest and most influential dementia charity in the UK, they are calling on everyone to unite. Working together they know they will achieve their vision - a world without dementia.

Make a Donation

Register to swim

Register online to make your Christmas morning that little bit smoother.

Get sponsored

Raise money for our main charity by signing up with JustGiving and sharing your page with family and friends, or by using a sponsorship form.

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

On Christmas Morning

If you pre-registered online, you must come to the registration desk to check your name 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!

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.

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

Tŷ Hafan

Trinity Care and Support

Ty Elis Counselling Service

Firefighters Charity

Porthcawl Parkinsons Support Group

The Samaritans

Prostate Cymru