Thanks has been given to businesses that have shown their sponsorship support to the New Year’s Day Swim fundraiser for Saundersfoot.

County councillor for the the seaside village’s south ward, Cllr Chris Williams who is also chair of the NYDS committee had previously highlighted the challenges faced by the organisers of the popular charity swim, meaning that to ensure that the mandatory costs for staging the swim are met, as well as to safeguard it’s future, the committee has made the difficult decision to implement a £5 entry fee for each adult swimmer and £3 for a child under 16 years.

“I personally would like to thank all the businesses and the new businesses that have been in touch to offer their support,” he said.

“This year we have a registration hut on the top of the slipway to the beach. The hut is available to pick up sponsor forms or register for the swim.

“It’s also the location for you to pick up your swim wrist bands to enable you to receive a medal on New Year’s Day.

NYDS sponsor
Saundersfoot Sports Club in partnership with Molson Coors Brewery are delighted to present a cheque of £500 towards the running costs of the safety care provided at the NYDS. (Saundersfoot NYDS)

“In order to safeguard the future of the swim, we sincerely hope that everybody embraces the new changes and understands that this great community event can no longer be staged without an income stream.

“The committee is committed to making sure this Swim is going in another 39 years.

Entry to the swim will now be made by entering online or visiting the Hut at the top of the slip way.

For entries on line visit the website: or email [email protected]

Captains Table
The Captains Table are delighted to be sponsoring the NYD 2024 swim (Saundesrfoot NYDS)

“The NYDS is a fancy dress swim and we encourage all participants to sign up well before the swim so that they will receive a medal on the day,” he added.

The 2024 swim will start at 12.30 pm on Monday, January 1, but the fun starts well before then with the fabulous atmosphere and fancy dress.