The Caldey Swim

This year’s swim starts from Caldey Island’s Priory Beach at 13.45 on Sunday 18th August. All 100 spaces are taken and there’s a reserve list currently with over 60 replacements.OPEN SEA SWIMMERS

If you would like to follow a swimmer, you can bag a ride on the spectators’ boat by being ready to embark at 13.15 from the low water landing pontoon on Castle Beach. If you would like to watch the swimmers come home, Castle Hill offers a great viewpoint. The swimmers are due to finish from about 14.20. The latest will be 15.45. The finish line is at the back of Tenby Harbour, near the most recent ‘old lifeboat station’, the “Grand Designs” one.

The efforts of 100 open sea swimmers are worthy of expectation, admiration, and most definitely support if you would like to witness Tenby’s iconic, toughest, oldest swimming event. It is also one of the rarest as last year, not for the first time, both the original date and the postponed date didn’t provide safe swimming conditions. So fingers are crossed tightly that the wind, tide, rip and swell do not conspire again to prevent the swim happening.

More details can be found here: www.tenby-caldey-swim.co.uk

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