Swim one mile from Padstow to Rock, across the Camel Estuary, and
raise money for charity.
The 2019 swim will be held on Sunday 14 July on the late afternoon
The Ballot for the 2019 swim will open on Monday 1 October 2018 - www.mariecurie.org.uk/padstowswim.
The ballot closes on 30 November and entries must reach Marie Curie by 3 December 2018. You will be informed by 10 December
2018 if you have been successful.
2018 swim: Another great success!
“It will be a challenging swim for all Swimmers”, said Peter Tamblin, the
Swim Coordinator and Swim Committee Chairman, at the pre-swim brief. Peter continues
“The wind was from the, S S West, bringing a little top chop to the river. However,
it was considered to be acceptable, but all Swimmers were strongly briefed to follow the buoyed out route and not try to swim
a seemingly more direct route.”
At approximately 17:00hrs some 124 Elite swimmers set off in their
red hats, creating quite a white water spectacle as they followed the lead Rib with other safety craft all around them.
At approximately 17:30hrs, it was the turn
of the Non Elites, who had viewed the progress of the Elites, and thus understood the importance of following the briefed
course, to make their start. Off they went, some 250 of them, making an even bigger splash, although a little more slowly
than the first Wave, again guided by the lead Rib and escorted by safety canoes and powered ribs.
They all made it across, though some needed a little help on the way, and arrived at Rock with a feeling of great
satisfaction, and all were given a tumultuous welcome by family and friends. At Rock they were received their Iconic Swim
T shirt, a pasty, a certificate and water if they required it.
Trophy was shared between Jo Downs Glass and the Padstow Brewing Company, and the Hawkins Trophy for endeavour was awarded
to Ali Burgess from Sharp's Brewery.
If the all the pledges to Swimmers are honored,
then the 2018 total may approach the 2107 figure, but we shall have to wait and see. The monies raised will support the local
Marie Curie Nursing Service. Marie Curie Nurses work night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on
care and vital emotional support for patients living with a terminal illness.
I would like to give my personal thanks to my amazing Committee, our sponsors of: Mariners
Lettings, the Seafood Restaurant, and Sharps Brewery. Not to be forgotten, the RNLI at Rock, Padstow Harbour Authority,
Padstow Town Council , Padstow Sailing Club, Rock Sailing Club, Rock Marine Services, Bookers, Brandon Hire, Jo Downs
Glass, The Night Ferry, Martin Broadfoot , Sea Salt, Wadebridge Canoe Club, St Austell Canoe Club, The Friday Night Band,
and of course ALL OF YOU SWIMMERS – See you in 2019 “
2017 Swim Another huge success,
with a total sum of £84,665 raised - again, a huge thank you to everyone involved, swimmers, volunteers and sponsors.
Swim a huge success with wonderful weather conditions. Thanks to all swimmers who took part, and to the amazing helpers on
the day, both onshore and afloat.
raised from the 2016 swim is over £72,211. Fantastic achievement.