Rhyl Festive Dip 2022

The Rhyl Festive Dip is back!

Come and join fellow dippers of all ages, as they brave the chilly North Wales waters, all in aid of RNLI, raising funds to help our crews continue to save lives at sea.

Those wanting to get even more into the spirit can wear fancy dress, with a prize being awarded for the best dressed.

Entry is £5 per dipper, with all proceeds to the RNLI.

You can also collect sponsors for the event by downloading our sponsor form and donating online on our JustGiving page.

Alternatively, you are welcome to collect sponsorship for other causes.

Travel/Parking: We encourage everyone to walk, cycle or take public transport to the event. Parking will be limited on site, please park in public car parks or street parking nearby.


There will be two registration desks outside the station, one for those who have booked entry through Eventbrite (yourself) and a second for those who want to register on the day.


The dip will start at 10am, we encourage you to arrive early enough to enjoy the atmosphere but not too early to get cold. Registration desks will be open from 9am.


Due to Covid-19 restrictions public will not be allowed into the boathouse. This means changing facilities will be limited or possibly not allowed, therefore please bring as few valuable belongings as possible. Details will be confirmed nearer the time by email. Onsite portaloos will be available for dippers.


We will be following Covid-19 protocols. At the time of sending this information out the event is going ahead. We will be regularly reviewing the situation between now and Boxing Day, and seeking guidance from the Welsh Government and Public Health Wales. If the situation changes, we will contact entrants directly to update how it affects the event, for example if we need to take any further precautions. We ask that if you’re showing any symptoms on the day of the event to please stay at home and do not attend.

RNLI Water Safety Advice

Festive Dips are cold-water events which involve immersion in water that’s likely to be colder than 15°C as such the RNLI consider them a hazardous activity, with potential risk of Cold-Water Shock and peripheral cooling leading to incapacitation and hypothermia.

Here are some of the top safety tips for cold water dipping:

  • If it’s your first time open water swimming or cold water dipping, it’s important to speak to a health care professional to discuss the risks of cold water immersion before you go
  • Know what to do if your get caught in a rip current
  • Wear a wetsuit that fits you correctly and a brightly coloured swim hat
  • Know what to do if your get caught in a rip current
  • Acclimatise slowly. Never jump or dive straight in, as this could cause cold water shock
  • Stay within your depths and swim parallel to the shore
  • If you get into trouble remember to float to live
  • Have plenty of warm clothes and a warm drink for after your swim


Abi Jefferson, Amy McHarrie-Adams and Judith Sharp

Email: [email protected]



Rhyl Lifeboat Station
The Promenade
LL18 3YP
United Kingdom


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