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NYE swim to conclude '12 Bays of Christmas' challenge

NYE swim to conclude '12 Bays of Christmas' challenge

Friday 30 December 2022

NYE swim to conclude '12 Bays of Christmas' challenge

Friday 30 December 2022


If you need a splash of cold water to get ready for New Year's Eve then the end of the '12 Bays of Christmas' festive challenge is the place for you, at Bouley Bay.

The challenge - which was braved by over 150 sea swimmers this year - invited islanders to take a dip in 12 bays throughout the whole month of December.

It follows the successful '30 Bays in 30 Days' event in the summer which was inspired by an idea dreamt up by two families in Guernsey, the Marley and Sealey families, who are all keen sea swimmers.

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Pictured: The '12 Bays of Christmas' challenge map.

The emphasis is also for people to take part in the challenge within in their own limitations so there is no target time, distance or number of strokes to swim.

Each bay in the December challenge was also given a festive-themed name, including ‘Port let it Snow’ and ‘Jingle all the Ouaisné’.

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Pictured: Last year, the inaugural event raised £20,000 to be split between the two charities.

Those have braved chilly local waters have also managed to raise much needed funds for Jersey Hospice Care and The National Trust for Jersey.

The final sea swim will take place at 10:30 at Bouley Bay on New Year's Eve. 

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