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

Many gathered at Ventnor beach for the now-traditional Ventnor Boxing Day Swim, raising money for PATCH, an Island cancer charity.

Showing they're nuts at Ventnor's Boxing day Swim 2011Over a hundred people braved the choppy waters and high tide, while over a thousand spectators looked on from the dry of the Esplanade.

Many people came long in fancy dress, with even a few mankinis on show this year.

Those entering the water will have been grateful that this year temperatures were considerably higher than the snow-covered affair of last Winter.

If you missed it (and if you did, you really should come along next year, there’s a great atmosphere there), or wanted to re-live it, we shot a two minutes video of the dash for the sea.

Monday, 26th December, 2011 1:48pm



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5 Comments on "Ventnor Boxing Day Swim: Over A Thousand Watch 100+ Swimmers (Video)"

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Janet Scott

Thanks Simon. I appreciated that as I couldn’t make it this year, (as a spectator of course).


Amazin, First time we’ve not been there. We’re in the middle of India and watched it on VB. Great turnout, great coverage. Thanks S&S. Happy, Healthy 2012 to you all.

M Style

I had a great time at the swim as a first time entrant, until I got home and realised I’d lost my wedding ring in the process! If anyone finds a wide men’s silver band with a beaten metal finish then I’d be very grateful if you could get in touch

Janet Scott

Hi M Style. Sorry to hear of your loss, do try the following……


You will find their website useful I think.


Boxing Day Swim was one of the Best in Years!
Maybe next year I will try and attempt it!
Happy New Year, Good Health and Happiness for 2012 to all my Customers who have made it another fantastic year on the Seafront!
See you all soon
Carole & Staff (Beach Hut Diner)