Press Release: 30 Bays in 30 Days 2020
Get your Vitamin Sea!
There are just a few weeks to go until islanders take to the sea for the first of their annual 30 Bays in 30 Days swims.
30 Bays in 30 Days is now firmly established in the island’s calendar and is open to Islanders of all ages who want to get outdoors and enjoy Jersey’s beautiful beaches, while also raising money for two loved, local charities: Last year the fundraiser raised £15,942 which was split between The National Trust for Jersey and Jersey Hospice Care. Nearly 400 people took part in the sea swimming event which is fast becoming an annual tradition, and we hope that even more will take part this year.
Prticipants are being encouraged to swim 30 strokes in 30 bays around the Island and enjoy their stunning surroundings and appreciate the benefits of sea bathing. For those who don’t wish to go that far, there is also the option to visit their closest or their favourite bay 30 times and swim their 30 strokes there.
As a result of the restrictions in place around social gatherings as a result of COVID-19, the traditional opening and closing swims will not be held and participants are being reminded to adhere to physical distancing advice travelling to and from their swim and while on the beach and in the water. However, as this is a much loved community event, all those taking part are being encouraged to take photos or make short videos of their swims, and share these with the wider community through the 30 Bays Facebook page. After all, while this event is about raising money for two great causes, it’s also all about creating great memories and making the most of the Jersey summer.
Katrina Hancock, Director of Income Generation at Jersey Hospice Care, said “This is a fantastic annual event that people of all ages can enjoy. It’s a wonderful way to explore the island and rediscover bays that you may not have been to for years. Many people tell us what a pleasure it has been rediscovering sea swimming and making the most of what our beautiful island has to offer. As a new sea-swimmer myself, this is definitely one my family and I are keen to take part in this year”.
Charles Alluto, Chief Executive of the National Trust for Jersey, said ‘We hope as many people as possible will take part and enjoy the 30 Bays in 30 Days challenge. Please do not be put off if you think that you cannot complete the challenge in July, we encourage you to continue in August or just swim in your favourite bay as many times as you can’.
For more information and to register, head to the event website: 30bays30days.org.je. Swimmers can also register online throughout the month of August.
The event is generously supported by Network Insurance & Financial Planning, The Potting Shed, Fuse 2 and Mitchell Building Contractors.