Coronavirus statement

We are determined to be able to offer an event on Christmas Day and to continue with the long running tradition. Exactly what that event will look like however we are not yet sure.
What we are sure of is that it will be fun, it will be safe and it will help us continue to raise lots of money for local charities.
We look forward to giving you more information soon – including who our headline charity will be this year.

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