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.

Call for volunteers to help collect donations at Ventnor Boxing Day Swim

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim by chalkie

If you're being sponsored to swim, please try to collect as much money as possible for P.A.T.C.H. If you're an onlooker, why not pick up a bucket and help collect much needed cash for this vital charity.

Saturday, 20th December, 2014 9:38am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim 2013 (videos)

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim:

Want to try and forget that it's raining? We've got some videos of the super sunny Ventnor Boxing Day Swim.

Tuesday, 31st December, 2013 11:18am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim 2012 busiest ever

We pull together a compilation of videos shot of the Boxing Day swim, which this year saw more entrants than ever.

Friday, 28th December, 2012 3:45pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim: Over A Thousand Watch 100+ Swimmers (Video)

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim: Over A Thousand Watch 100+ Swimmers (Video)

A busy Ventnor watch brave souls dash for the water in aid of PATCH

Monday, 26th December, 2011 1:48pm

By Simon Perry with 5 readers' comments

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim: A Chilly Affair (Video)

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim: A Chilly Affair (Video)

Wowser, it was very windy and very cold, but still a large number of people bundled into the sea for the Boxing Day Swim.

Wednesday, 30th December, 2009 11:25am

By Rachael Brooks with one comment

Boxing Day Swims On The Isle of Wight

Boxing Day Swims On The Isle of Wight

Take part in or spectate at the Boxing Day Swims.

Thursday, 24th December, 2009 8:47am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Boxing Day Swims On The Isle of Wight

Boxing Day Swims On The Isle of Wight

The Ventnor Boxing Day Swim takes place again this year, with the brave souls dashing into the water at around midday on Boxing Day. Last year attracted a huge crowd (as can be seen from

Tuesday, 23rd December, 2008 6:31pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Boxing Day Swim Versus The Polar Bear Plunge

Boxing Day Swim Versus The Polar Bear Plunge

With less than a week to go until the Annual Charity Boxing Day Swim, we thought that you might like to take a look at what our friends over in Ventnor, USA get up

Wednesday, 19th December, 2007 7:36pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments