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Boxing Day Swim 2021

Good afternoon there friends,

Blimey, it’s been a few months since I’ve last blogged. I’m back! (Again)

We decided to mix it up a little for boxing day this year, of course we had the standard turkey sandwiches, cheese and crackers and yet another tipple, but before that Callum and I took part in the Annual Boxing Day swim.

I’d always thought people racing into the sea late December were mad, this year something sparked in my head, and it all looked quite appealing!

F it, why not?


This year there were 3 Annual Boxing day swims on The Isle of Wight, each raising money for their chosen charity.

We took part in The Shanklin swim raising money for Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat

We arrived at The Small Hope beach at noon where The Salix Cafe had Music and entertainment as well as serving hot food and drinks including mulled wine and mince pies.


Tubs of pastel powder were spread out along the beach ready for a explosion of colour before the horn blast for us to race into the sea.

That was the plan – instead handfuls of coloured powder were grabbed and thrown around the beach covering everyone involved. It was hilarious and beautiful.

At 12.30, the horn blasted, myself and about a hundred other rainbow coloured people cheered as we threw ourselves into the sea.

Splashing around in the sea on December 26th, covered head to toe in powder, it was invigorating, and as you can imagine, a little chilly!
I should mention, I was dressed as Wonder Woman. As you do!


I knew from watching previous years people normally dress up, so I dug out a comic con costume from 10 years ago.

We swam, splashed, floated around and enjoyed the waves crashing into us for a few minutes before we ran back to land.

So far an amazing £350 has been raised for the Independent Lifeboat.


And bonus, I won joint 1st prize for best fancy dress. Who doesn’t love a tub of Hero chocolates?


I’m tempted by the New Year’s Day swim, although I may avoid the coloured powder – that took some serious scrubbing, it got ev-er-ry-where!


Kaya •