Christmas Day Swim 2016

RNLI Wellie Boots on Hunstanton Beach at Christmas Day Swim 2016 - photo by Robbie Gooch

Photos by Robbie Gooch (except the RNLI crew photo which is by Stella Gooch) Video by Stella Gooch (in all its imperfections) The 2016 Christmas Swim was like no other for me in that I ended up participating!  Yes me who hates being cold and wet like nobody I know.  It happened quite by accident …  I decided to focus on trying out Facebook LIVE for this year’s Swim as my own camera had a problem and my son wanted to use his new Christmas present and take his own … Continue reading

Grey and Dismal for Hunstanton Christmas Swim 2015

The drizzly, grey and dismal weather may have reduced the number of spectators at this year’s Hunstanton Christmas Swim but it it did not dampen the spirits of the swimmers.  Indeed, the warmer temperatures seen thus far this winter encouraged a fantastic number of swimmers to take part.  The tide was a long way out and the swimmers had to walk quite a distance from the beach before they could take their usual run into The Wash and satisfy the long standing traditions of the Hunstanton Swim. The Hunstanton Roundtable … Continue reading

Hunstanton Christmas Swimmers Prepare for their Annual Dip!

Hunstanton Christmas Swim 2012 - photo by Neal Sanderson of Hunstanton Backpackers

Every year, since 1957, there has been a Hunstanton Christmas Swim but a sponsored Christmas Swim was only introduced in the early 1970s and thereafter the Hunstanton Roundtable organised and managed the event. The History of the Hunstanton Christmas Swim makes interesting reading if you care to take the time. As usual, this year’s swim will take place from the central promenade at 11am on Thursday 25th December. The 2013 Hunstanton Christmas Swim had a record 165 swimmers taking part and raised over £5,000 for local good causes. To enter … Continue reading