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
tide. Watch this space for details of the ballot.
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.”
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.
The Corporate 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.
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.
2016 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
Amount raised from the 2016 swim is over £72,211.