Will You Brave The Banna Christmas Day Swim?

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Members of Banna Sea Rescue looking forward to the annual Christmas Day swim.

FORGET the presents, forget the turkey, forget the tin of sweets.

If your idea of fun is running into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean early Christmas morning, then join the craziness at Banna Strand at 12:30pm for the Annual Xmas Swim in aid of Banna Rescue.

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“Banna Rescue relies wholly on the support and generosity of the community and last year saw hundreds of revelers brave some seriously challenging conditions to take the plunge,” said Unit Secretary, Aidan Duggan.

“Each year we see more and more people take part, with many turning it into part of their Christmas break tradition. For those that have never before taken part, swimmers will line the shore before a foghorn signals the rush to the sea, with the ritual repeated three times for good measure,” said Aidan.

“Also, no Christmas festivities would be complete without a visit from Santa who will be on the beach handing out treats to both young and old.”

Swimmers can get changed in the boathouse or use the temporary changing facilities in the car park on the day. There will be refreshments, in the boathouse, after the swim where people can get warmed up and meet some of the crew.

Sponsor cards are available from Steve Baker, Ardfert Printing , or by e-mailing info@bannarescue.org. Alternatively you can give a donation on the day.

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