When: Christmas Day at 12 noon.

The first Cork Simon White Bay Christmas Swim was eighteen years ago…and its been going ever since.

This year is no exception.

Friends and families from home and abroad have been taking a dip in White Bay every Christmas, taking time out on this special time of year to help make sure everyone without a home here in Cork has a warm and safe place to stay – and the chance of a new start.

The number of swimmers has grown each year. Since 1993, thousands of Christmas swimmers have raised over €250,000 so that people struggling to survive on the streets have somewhere to turn.

Everyone’s welcome to White Bay on Christmas Day for our annual dip, but if you’d prefer to keep your distance – and that’s understandable, please consider holding your own Christmas Swim over the festive period.

We’d be delighted – and you’d be helping to make a big difference this winter for everyone turning to us for help.

Cork Simon White Bay Christmas Swim sponsorship cards are in circulation and are available from our fundraising team:

Email Fundraising

021 4929 415


Or make your Cork Simon White Bay Christmas Swim donation online here:

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Let’s make it the best ever Cork Simon White Bay Christmas Swim – for everyone with nowhere to call home this Christmas.

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