First swim of the year

Swimming. The swimming club Atlètic Barceloneta organises a collective plunge in the sea every 1 January at 12 noon, to usher in the New Year.

At 12 noon on 1 January every year, Club Natació Atlètic Barceloneta organises a joint swim in the sea to usher in the New Year.

This year marks the 20th First Swim of the Year hosted by CN Atlètic Barceloneta. In recent years, nearly 700 brave souls have gathered on Sant Sebastià Beach (in front of the Club) before taking a dip in Barcelona’s coastal waters, defying the low temperatures. Hence the organisers offer them a good helping of hot broth when they get out of the water.

It’s free to take part but swimmers need to book beforehand at the Club.