Participants, who can be individuals, families or groups, will aim to swim in 30 bays around the island in the month of July. Those taking part can choose to swim before work, lunchtimes, daytime, after work, before a picnic tea, by moonlight…basically anytime they can fit a swim in! Its such a simple concept and we are so grateful to Lizzie Stonebridge, who came up with the idea for Les Bourgs Hospice in Guernsey, for sharing her idea with us.
Registration is now open.
You don’t need to be a strong swimmer; you only need to swim 30 strokes in each of the bays. Participants with mobility issues can also choose to swim in one bay, such as the Havre des Pas bathing pool, whatever suits their needs. There will be organised swims to open and close the month long event, which will be open to everyone who registers. Between these events, you can decide where and when you swim to complete the challenge.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t quite fit all the swims in during July – please carry on swimming in August so that you can tick all those bays off your list!
We are incredibly grateful to the following companies for their support and sponsorship of the event :
The Potting Shed
Mitchell Building Contractors
Le Mourier Swim/Sea/Save
We hope that you will be able to join us for the opening group swim, which will be held on Sunday 30 June, St Brelade’s Bay.
The opening swim takes place on Sunday 30 June at St Brelade’s Bay.
Please remember to wear your swimming caps, which will be handed out when you register, to make it easier for the lifeguards to spot you. This year, we’re also excited to be handing out special 30 Bays in 30 Days festival wristbands at the opening swim.
The celebration swim will take place after work on Wednesday 31 July, at St Brelade’s Bay. Watch this space for more information.
This is a great charity fundraiser and we would encourage you to take selfies and use social media to tell people about the challenge. We will also take group photos for publicity in which you are welcome to take part if you wish. These may be used for present or future promotion and marketing.
We encourage swimmers to raise some sponsorship, which will be split between Jersey Hospice Care and The National Trust for Jersey.
Last year, swimmers typically raised £60 in sponsorship. With the £30 we would receive, a patient could receive a physiotherapy treatment, enabling them to remain independent and active.
You can create your own online sponsorship page on our website. Please share your unique link with your friends and family to show their support. There is also a sponsorship form available for download. Any money received for this event will be split between us and The National Trust for Jersey.