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Sea Swim 2022
(38th Annual Swim)




New Year's Day Sea Swim is Postponed


The Bray Lions Club annual Charity Sea Swim scheduled for New Year's Day 2022 has been postponed.

The decision to postpone the event to a later date has been taken in the light of the steep increase in Omicron COVID-19 variant infections, advice from HSE and NPHET executives and difficulties in staffing the swim due to many volunteers isolating.

Joe Codyre, president of Bray Lions Club said:
'We had carefully planned the Sea Swim to be safe for participants and spectators, but events of recent days have dramatically changed the environment. We are acutely conscious of the rise in COVID-19 case numbers and the rapidity of transmission of the virus.

Additionally many of our volunteers are isolating, having contracted the virus or as close contacts. Adverse weather forecast for Bray on New Year's Day has also been a factor.

In the light of these developments, and in the interests of all our swimmers and supporters, we have taken the decision to postpone the Sea Swim.

We will examine the feasibility of holding a Charity Sea Swim during 2022.

Meanwhile, we thank all those who have helped with the organisation of the event.

Bray Lions Club will continue to support local charities and causes and we wish to sincerely thank the people of Bray who supported our recent fund-raising activities'.



Bray Charities Sea Swim
Facebook Page

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Set up in 1984 for the dual purposes of having some festive fun and raising funds for local charities, this yearly event has to date realised over Euro 350,000 for a long list of worthy local causes.

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

With many of the swimmers turning out in fancy dress, this is always a very enjoyable and colourful event. Many people are experiencing hardship at present and for this reason we have chosen the following causes for 2022:


Homelessness, Drug Intervention, Cancer,
Bray Lions Club Community Activities


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 us 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 to do on New Years Day,
come on down to Bray Seafront before 12 noon on January 1st 2022 and join the fun!!!


Please like our Sea Swim Facebook page


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

Sunbeam House,
Bray Women's Refuge,
Purple House (formerly Bray Cancer Support),
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 Stroke Club,
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,
Bray Cardiac First Responders,
Hi-Rez Youth Club, Holy Redeemer
W.H. Five Loaves Homeless Charity.
Bray Branch of Enable Ireland,
Wicklow Hospice



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