PADSTOW TO ROCK SWIM 2024

Padstow, PL28

PADSTOW TO ROCK SWIM 2024
02 Aug 2024 - 02 Aug 2024
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PADSTOW TO ROCK SWIM 2024

THE OPEN WATER FUND RAISING EVENT – IN AID OF MARIE CURIE 

  TAKING PLACE ON FRIDAY 2ND AUGUST 2024

Is a one mile swim from Padstow to Rock across the beautiful Camel Estuary, raising money for the Marie Curie Charity.  Last year 102 Elite swimmers set off in their red hats, creating quite a white water spectacle as they followed the lead Rib. Life Guards on boards and other safety craft escorted them across the river Camel estuary. It was then the turn of the Non Elites, who had benefitted from watching the progress of the Elites, to make their start, 245 swimmers set off, making an even bigger splash, although moving a little more slowly than the first wave, again guided by the Harbour Rib, and escorted by Life Guards on boards.

All the Swimmers made it across, though some needed a little help on the way. All arrived at Rock with a feeling of great satisfaction, and were given a tumultuous welcome by family, friends and spectators, who, though not allowed near the finish line, were able to view from the dinghy park and other vantage points. At Rock, the swimmers  received their Iconic Swim Tee shirt, a Barnecutt pasty, and water. The atmosphere at Rock was really party-like. The last swimmer home was given an amazing welcome as he had obviously given his all, and his grin of pure delight and satisfaction was inspirational and clearly demonstrated the satisfaction of succeeding in a challenge, and the overall ethos of the Padstow to Rock Swim.

The charity event started back in 1970, and to date 12,972 swimmers have taken part and a total of £943,314 has been raised, they hope to pass the one million mark this year!