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In 2019 we are delighted to continue with three of our original sponsors: Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, Sharp’s Brewery and Mariners Lettings at Rock.   We are also delighted to welcome Rock Rail as new sponsors of the swim. Their additional sponsorship will enable us to provide professional lifeguards to escort the swimmers across the estuary from Padstow to Rock.


Padstow to Rock Swim Original Sponsors until 2018 from left to right:

Ben Young (The Metropole Hotel), Peter Tamblin (Swim Organising Committee), Emma Beddington (Sharp’s Brewery), Jack Stein (The Seafood Restaurant) & Jan Perry (Marie Curie Nurse)

Their additional commitment to the swim as sponsors has enabled our financial outgoings to be reduced down to very close zero; almost all of the monies raised will go to our chosen charity, Marie Curie.

The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow
Delicious Cornish pasties for all swimmers at the finish

Rock Rail
 Rock Rail’s support will enable the provision of professional life guards to escort swimmers across the estuary.
Sharp's Brewery, Rock
Provision of T-shirts for swimmers and lovely draught Doom Bar for sale at the finish

Mariners Lettings at Rock
Provision of swim bags for all swimmers plus financial support


In addition to our major sponsors,  the swim could not function without the help of the vast number of supporters - individuals, companies and groups - who give their time, equipment, facilities and services for free.  They are listed below and we would like to thank them all for their generosity and support.

Padstow Harbour Commissioners
Provision of the ferry and ferry tickets, and advice and support

Rock RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Station
Use of facilities and safety crew

Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club
Loan of marker buoys, and safety boats and crew

Wadebridge Canoe Club
Provision of on-water safety escort

Booker Wholesale (Newquay branch)
Provision of bottled water for swimmers

Padstow Brewing Company

Funding & development of this web site

The Friday Night Band
Part of the Wadebridge Acoustic Guitar Club who performed at the Padstow bandstand after the swim

Padstow Town Council
Use of PA system and parking

Padstow Sailing Club

Safety boats and crew

Cadet Unit
Use of premises for Registration and slipway

Carlsberg UK Ltd
Provision of bottled water for swimmers

Jo Downs Glass
Provision of glass gifts for all swimmers and replica trophies for the Corporate swim and Hawkins Trophy

Seasalt Cornwall
New graphic design for the iconic swim T-shirt and provision of vouchers for swimmers who raise the most funds

© Padstow Rock Swim Organising Committee 2017