The Tenfoot Charity Swim returns this weekend after a three year absence, with organisers stating the event is back ‘bigger and better’ for 2023 with a new 5.5km long distance course!

This is a challenging 5.5k swim, starting on Tenby’s North Beach, and now finishing on Saundersfoot’s Coppet Hall Beach, taking place on Saturday, July 8.

Entries have now opened and all proceeds from the event will be split between two charities - ‘Guide Dogs for the Blind’ and the ‘My Name’5 Doddie Foundation’, raising funds to fight Motor Neurone Disease which was launched by one of rugby’s most recognisable personalities - Scotland’s Doddie Weir OBE who sadly passed away last year.

As a thank you to the amazing NHS staff for all their heroic efforts during the difficult times of the past couple of years, the Tenfoot Swim Committee are offering limited free places for NHS workers.

County Coucillor for Saundersfoot’s south ward, Cllr Chris Williams (who is alos one ofthe event organisers) said: “I would personally like to thank the Tenby Harbour Users Association, along with Saundersfoot Harbour for making this possible.

“A big thanks must also go to Hean Castle Estate for working with the committee to enable the swim to finish at Coppet Hall Beach where all the facilities are on site to make it a success.

“Finally, big thanks to the many local sponsors who have come forward. Their generosity has meant that all the entry funds can be distributed to the charities.”

A call has also been put out to kayakers and paddleboarders to become part of the water safety team that makes the Tenfoot Swim such a great event for everyone involved.

“Registration for swimmers is now closed so we look forward to seeing you all on North Beach next Saturday,” said a spokesperson for the event.

“To all of our amazing water safety volunteers please be on North Beach for 8 am, final instructions will be given out at a briefing on the beach at 8.15 am.”

More details can be found on the Tenfoot Charity Swim Facebook page.