‘More than 900’ take part in Porthcawl Christmas swim

Porthcawl’s Christmas Day swim

Last updated Tue 25 Dec 2012

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The 48th Christmas Morning Swim took place today at Sandy Bay, Porthcawl. The event saw more than 900 people take part, according the organisers.

The swim is a truly family event with many different generations of the same family taking to the sea and many in fancy dress.

Amongst today’s swimmers were two visitors from S Africa, 20 year old Thomas Owens and his 18 year old brother Jamie, grandchildren of the late Arlon Owens, who was one of the founder members of the Christmas swim.

– Ian Stroud, Porthcawl Christmas Swim committee

Collections took place for Porthcawl RNLI and Wales Air Ambulance.

Article source: http://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2012-12-25/more-than-900-take-part-in-porthcawl-christmas-swim/