Description by Outdoor Swimming Society on behalf of Outdoor Swimming Society
LLANDUDNO Lions Club Boxing Day Dip
Registration from 10.00 to 11.00am in the St George’s Hotel
The Lions Club of Llandudno have for over 25 years, organized the annual Boxing Day Sea Dip. The dip regularly sees over 100 dippers taking the plunge into an icy Irish Sea. With a temperature of 9 degrees Celsius, as soon as the dippers are in -- they are out again! Fancy Dress Parade will take place between 10:30am and 11am in the Menai suite. Publicity photos taken on the hotel steps as the dippers are led to the promenade. The dip will take place at 11:30am and will be started by the Mayor of Llandudno. After the dip, all dippers make their way back to the St Georges for a warm towel and hot soup. We ask dippers to dry off and change then return to the Menai suite for results of Fancy Dress competition and to receive their certificates.
Description by Xtra Mile Events who added this swim
An annual sea swim with around 200 participants, taking place in June each year.
Participants choose from 750m or 1500m (1 mile) swim distances. The swim starts from the water’s edge on the beach and heads off into the bay before coming back to the finish or, for 1500m swimmers, another lap before the finish at the top of the jetty on the Promenade.
The Llandudno Sea Swim takes place from a blue flag beach with excellent water quality. The striking Victorian seaside town also has plenty of family entertainment, set amidst spectacular scenery; and plenty of opportunities for spectators to view all the action.
Although this is a race, entrants can also use the event to familiarise themselves with the swim course for the Llandudno Sea Triathlon.
On crossing the finish line, competitors’ results will be available instantaneously via a computerised system; and they will receive a souvenir swim cap and goody bag. There will be prizes for the first male and first female. However, beginners are especially encouraged to take part, and there will be Novice Swim Waves. These are where those new to sea swims are set off together in groups where they can expect more of a gentle ‘bob-along’, as opposed to the washing machine experience of the racing waves! The focus of the swim is on encouraging people of all ages and abilities to participate, have fun and just do their personal best.
For health and safety reasons, wetsuits are compulsory.
As an added incentive, swimmers are being encouraged to fundraise for the RNLI, helping them to raise vital funds for their volunteer crews throughout North Wales. The RNLI are asking all swimmers to raise £50, and if they pledge to raise £100 they will receive a RNLI T-shirt.
This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.