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Swim one mile from Padstow to Rock, across the Camel Estuary, and raise money for charity.


Next Swim:  Sunday 12th July 2015 on the mid-afternoon tide.


Please note:  both the elite and the non-elite swims are now full. To go on the waitlist please email

A massive £54,541 has been raised from the 2014 swim for Marie Curie Nursing Service - a FANTASTIC figure.

Congratulations to all our wonderful swimmers who took part in the 2014 swim - what a wonderful day it was. 

“Fantastic, unbelievable , amazing, and a huge thank you to everyone involved”  These were the words of Peter Tamblin, the  Chairman and Co-ordinator of the Padstow to Rock swim at the recent photo call, to celebrate achieving the record total of £54,541 pounds for the 2014 Swim. All of which will go directly to Marie Curie Cancer Care in Cornwall.


Peter went on to say that this was a real team effort, centred on a tireless Committee who work throughout the year to ensure the Swim runs smoothly.  The Committee is helped by literally dozens of volunteers and other organisations who give both their time and support.
Add to this our four sponsors, Mariners Lettings, Sharp’s Brewery, The Seafood Restaurant, and The Metropole Hotel,  then we have a pretty formidable team.  This of course,  would all be to no avail without the Swimmers, both in taking up the challenge of the Swim, and in raising huge amounts of money through personal sponsorship. You are all heroes, and we cannot thank you enough.

2014 swim conditions

 A great swim in near-perfect conditions.  An earlier tide, so not such a high tide, sunshine and very little wind combined to give swimmers some of the easiest conditions for a number of years.  The corporate team from Padstow Brewing Company beat the mighty Sharp's Brewery team in the hard-fought corporate challenge, taking the Hawkins Trophy for endeavour!  Word has it there will be a further team taking part in the corporate challenge in 2015 - look out Padstow Brewing Company!

 Pictures from the 2014 swim are on our Facebook page - feel free to add your own.


Bring your family and friends to cheer you on and enjoy the entertainment at the start and finish. It is also a great event to watch. The swimmers leave from the Padstow slipway outside the Sailing Club/Sea Cadet Unit at the start of the Camel Trail and swim to the RNLI slipway on Rock Beach. A bar and BBQ are open to everyone at the finish in Rock, to provide time and space to exchange swimming stories, rest the limbs and feed the soul!

The Padstow to Rock Swim is all about raising money for charity. Our chosen Charity partner is Marie Curie Cancer Care, an organisation which provides Marie Curie Nurses who care for terminally ill patients and their families. The swim will raise money for their Cornwall Nursing Appeal.

Perhaps you don't fancy swimming but would like to help out? Then we'd be delighted to hear from you! Please get in touch using the Contact Us page.


Switch to our Facebook page for latest updates and more photos of the 2013  and 2014 swim 

Essential Info

The date for the 2015 swim is Sunday 12th July 2015

The swim will again raise money for the Cornwall Nursing Appeal for Marie Curie Cancer Care


If you weren't lucky enough to gain entry this year you may wish to keep an eye on this website and our Facebook page for details of the 2015 event. Thank you!



© Padstow Rock Swim Organising Committee 2014