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About the event

Jump this July!

In 2016, we launched a fundraising initiative in conjunction with the National Trust for Jersey, called 30 Bays in 30 Days – and what a great success it was! We are delighted to confirm that the event will be held again this year and we hope that as many people as possible will register to swim a minimum of 30 strokes in 30 bays from the list below. It all takes place between 1 and 31 July. Don’t worry if you can’t fit it all in during July – please carry on swimming in August so you can tick those bays off your personal list.

This year, as a result of the Corona Virus, and based on Government advice, we are not staging any opening and closing swims. We encourage you to do as much or as little as you wish.  How about swimming a minimum of 30 strokes 30 times in bays close to your home? If you are able to visit more bays during the challenge, then practice physical distancing and if travelling from bay to bay either use your own car with just members of your household or walk or cycle? In the absence of the opening and closing swims we are asking participants to take photos or make short videos of their swims, so we can share these with the wider community through our 30 Bays Facebook page.

Maybe make an afternoon of walking from bay to bay to tick a few off or plan a couple of coastal swims with your household and up to 5 people from outside of your household (being mindful of the need for social distancing), followed by a picnic or BBQ? It’s all about creating great memories and enjoying the summer fun.

We are fortunate to live on a beautiful island with many lovely beaches. Please remember to only leave footprints after your swims, to help keep the beaches and bays looking this way.

We are lucky to have so many amazing places to swim off Jersey, although some places may present a challenge to get to. If you would like to get involved, but think that you will be unable to swim at every bay on the list, you are free to choose which bays work for you, to complete 30 swims at those to complete the challenge.

Head to the event’s website for lots more information. Please also like and share our Facebook and Instagram pages, to be kept up to date with information in the lead up to the event and throughout July. We’d also love to see your photos on our pages, so feel free to post!

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.

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 :

Mitchell Building Contractors

The Potting Shed

Network Insurance

Fuse 2

RNLI

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.

For further information, please email fundraising@jerseyhospicecare.com