Will you brave the icy waters of the Irish Sea for this years New Year’s Day Dip? Thanks to Holly McGuire for the photo from a previous New Years Day Dip
Wednesday 1 January 2020 at 1.30pm
It’s that time of year again….. where are those speedos, fancy dress outfits?
This years NYD dip will be at a later time in the afternoon of 1:30 due to tide times at Fleetwood. It will be the first afternoon dip so hopefully more people won’t just come and watch but also do the dip!
It’s not an organised event, just a gathering of local people celebrating bringing in 2020. Feel free to collect sponsorship for your own charities and organisations.
Meeting point: at the Cafe on the Outer Walk (Old Kite Shop) on the Esplanade opposite the Mount Pub. Meet 1:15 and dipping at 1:30.
The Fleetwood New Year’s Day Dip
Dippers and spectators are all very welcome, but take part at their own risk. This is obviously a weather dependent event.
There’s plenty of car parking opposite the Mount pub in the sunken car park.
There are changing facilities at the Kite Club where you can get dry and warm afterwards.
Be there – bright and breezy! Please spread the word and get involved.
A seaside tradition
Originally organised by Fleetwood Kite Club, the New Years Day Dip is a fairly new tradition in Fleetwood. It started in the 1990’s and is growing every year.
Some swimmers will wear fancy dress. There are no rules other than no wetsuits allowed. There’s no minimum time of how long you have to stay in the sea for – other than you have to get wet!
It’s a great way to start the new year – hopefully the weather will be kind. The fun event also raises much needed funds for great causes.
It’s also popular in other coastal locations around the UK and an increasingly common way to herald in a new year for those of us who live by the sea.
New Years Day Dip for Charity
The New Year’s Day Dip has raised money for various causes over the years. Feel free to use the event as a way to raise money for a charity close to your heart.
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