As Welsh Government continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions, The TenFoot Swim Committee have announced the launch of their 2021 Charitable Sporting Weekend.

To date, over £65,000 has been raised for nominated charities and local services -, including The Tenby RNLI; Tenby Surf Link; Saundersfoot and Tenby Sailing Clubs; and Pembrokeshire Paddlers.

In addition to the Family Fun Run and 5.5km Long-Distance Swim, 2019 saw the introduction of the first local Swim-Run Event. It entailed a 5.5 mile route incorporating beaches between Tenby and Saundersfoot, sections of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and land at Waterwynch, Hean Castle Estate, Trevayne Farm Caravan Park, Swallow Tree Woods, Glen Beach, finishing on Saundersfoot Beach.

As well as the Fun Run, Long Distance Swim and Swim Run events, 2021 will see another unique event added to the TenFoot portfolio. A shorter sea swim solely dedicated toNHS staff who have worked tirelessly during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

The swim, which has no entry fee (for NHS Staff) has been aptly named, ‘The NHS MonkFoot Swim.’ It involves a 1.4 mile route from Monkstone Beach to the finish line on Saundersfoot Beach.

"NHS Staff are encouraged and welcomed to enter as we waiver any costs as a small token of appreciation for their hard work and dedication," read a statement from organisers."

"Also, if any member of the NHS wishes to push themselves physically, limited spaces are being made available (at no cost), to enter any of TenFoot Events – Family Fun Run; Long Distance Swim; or Swim-Run."

The weekend fun will begin in Saundersfoot on the evening of Friday, July 2, with the family ‘Fancy Dress’ Fun Run. Competitors, both young and old will start on The Strand and have the option of a 1, 3, or 5 mile closed road distances, taking in the sights of Coppet Hall, The Old Railway Tunnels, Wisemans Bridge and Stepaside Heritage Park. Entrants will pay £10 for adults and £5 for Under 14’s - with all proceeds going to charity and local services.

Saturday, July 3 will see the Swim-Run competitors set off from Castle Hill, Tenby, and minutes later the TenFoot Swimmers will join via the waters off Tenby’s North Beach.

Anyone interested in taking part in any of The TenFoot Events is encouraged to visit the event web site here.

All Proceeds from the 2021 events will be distributed amongst nominated charities and services including Guide Dogs for the Blind; Get The Boys A Lift; Motor Neurone Disease Association; RNLI, Tenby Surf Link; Pembrokeshire Paddlers; and  Saundersfoot and Tenby Sailing Clubs.