Ventnor Boxing Day Swim

The annual Ventnor Boxing Day Swim attracts over 1,000 people to Ventnor seafront.

Those who rush into the sea at noon on Boxing Day do so in order to raise much needed cash for the local support charity P.A.T.C.H.

Below are some articles – including videos – of the event.

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim 2018 (Video)

Boxing Day Swim Ventnor 2018

Mild weather led to large numbers of swimmers at this year’s Ventnor Boxing Day Swim 2018. A wide variety of people taking part as you can see in the video

Wednesday, 26th December, 2018 4:12pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

All set for the 38th Ventnor Boxing Day Swim

ventnor boxing day swim

Will you be taking the plunge at this year's world-famous Ventnor Boxing Day Swim? Details enclosed of where and when, plus a range of videos of what to expect

Friday, 7th December, 2018 11:58am

By Sally Perry

Boxing Day Swims raise thousands for Isle of Wight charities

ventnor boxing day swim - stig watching everyone - lesley brown

Boxing Day swimmers in Gurnard raised over £2,000 for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, whilst swimmers in Ventnor raised over £2,300 for local cancer charity, PATCH. Well done to you all!

Thursday, 28th December, 2017 12:59pm

By Sally Perry

Boxing Day Swims across the Isle of Wight (video)

Gurnard Boxing Day Dip by Christian Beasley

The crowds of spectators swelled as hundreds of brave people ran into the cold sea to help raise money and awareness of vital local charities on the Isle of Wight. Watch videos and see photos from the events.

Tuesday, 26th December, 2017 2:24pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim: Three months of organisation from start to finish

ventnor boxing day swim

This fundraising event for Ventnor charity, PATCH, takes three months from start to finish to organise. OnTheWight speaks to the charity founders.

Sunday, 24th December, 2017 8:54pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim will go ahead say new organisers

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim:

After a local charity announced it was unable to continue to organise the annual Ventnor Boxing Day Swim, locals have stepped in to ensure the tradition continues. Read the detail.

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 1:45pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim 2016 sets record for donations

Donations have busted through last year's total, ensuring those needing help with costs can continue to rely on P.A.T.C.H.

Tuesday, 27th December, 2016 1:39pm

By Erika Arnold

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim 2016 (Watch Videos x 4)

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim 2016

Great fun for an excellent cause - Ventnor charity P.A.T.C.H. (People’s Approach To Cancer Help).

Monday, 26th December, 2016 10:10pm

By Simon Perry

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim: Are you taking the plunge?

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim:

The annual Ventnor Boxing Day Swim is a rite of passage. Some people do it the once to get it over with, others return to the water year after year, always raising money for Ventnor cancer charity, P.A.T.C.H.

Monday, 14th November, 2016 3:43pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim 2015: Total raised revealed – Watch videos

ventnor boxing day swim 2015

The spectators were generous and there were plenty of videos recorded. Find out how much was raised and sit back to watch some of the videos.

Monday, 28th December, 2015 2:20pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim 2014 (Video)

Boxing Day Swim 2014

Watch the brave souls make their dash into the cold sea at this year's Ventnor Boxing Day Swim.

Friday, 26th December, 2014 2:55pm

By Simon Perry

Come and watch, or take part in the 32nd Ventnor Boxing Day Swim

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim:

The sea in Ventnor is looking like a millpond today, so we expect to see lots of jolly swimmers taking part in the 32nd Annual Boxing Day Swim from midday.

Friday, 26th December, 2014 9:14am

By Sally Perry with one comment