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This Year's Swim

On the advice of safety specialists, Bray Lions Club had no option but to postpone the New Year’s Day Swim due to extreme weather conditions, high surf and strong waves at high tide. The organisers considered that it was not safe for swimmers, Life Guards, Order of Malta and the public, to proceed. After taking into account tides and other administrative issues, the Swim is now scheduled for Sunday 9th February, 2014 at 12 Noon.

Set up 30 years ago for the dual purposes of having some festive fun and raising funds for local charities, this yearly event has to date realised €294,484 (year 2013 €19,600) for a long list of worthy local causes. .

Bray Lions Club request readers to help us spread the word, verbally, by Facebook and Twitter.

With many of the swimmers turning out in fancy dress, this is always a very enjoyable and colourful event. Many people and charities are experiencing financial hardship at present and for this reason we have chosen as our charities for 2014:

• Bray Cardiac First Responders Group
• Lincara Daycare Centre, Boghall Road
• Hi-Rez Youth Club, Holy Redeemer
• W.H. Five Loaves Homeless Charity, Bray
• Bray Lions' Senior Citizens’ Holiday.


Remember no admin is incurred, the entire fundraising proceeds will go directly to these local charities.

If you're up for a challenge or just looking for a sudden sharp shock to blow away the night before cobwebs
Contact John McEvoy on
086-8561888 or email brayswim@gmail.com
or see visit Bray Lions Club Facebook page.
Click Here to Contact Us.

If you're looking for something exciting to do with the family,
come on down to Bray Seafront before 12 noon on Sunday 9th February 2014 and join the fun!!!


Please join our Sea Swim Facebook Group by clicking the link below


Charities which have benefited from the swim over the years have included;

Sunbeam House,
Bray Women’s Refuge,
Bray Cancer Support Group,
Bray Old Folks Association,
Bray Meals on Wheels,
Guide Dogs for the Blind,
St. Catherine’s Special School,
St. Columcille’s Hospital,
Cystic Fibrosis,


Bray Fassaroe Community Centre,
The Order of Malta,
Bray Old Folks Association on Boghall Road,
ISPCC,
Bray Marino Clinic,
St. Columcille’s Hospital CAT Scan Appeal,
Bray Children In Need,
Bray Orchard Retirement Home,
Bray Lions Club,
The Carer’s Association,


Bray Caring for Carers,
Bray Lincara Day Care Centre,
Bray Lakers,
Bray Soroptimists Club,
Open Door Bray,
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Bray,
Bray Poor Relief Fund,
Hi-Rez Youth Club,
Bray Sa Bhaile Homeless Project.



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