The Thomas Smith Christmas Charity Swim


It is with deep regrets that we have to announce that the 2020 Thomas Smith Christmas Charity Swim will not be held this year. For the past 21 years, this event has been a prominent way to raise much-needed funds for charity. Due to the current pandemic restrictions and to ensure no one is put at risk, the management has decided to cancel this year’s event and look forward to a better and safer 2021 Christmas Charity Swim. We will miss you all!

The Thomas Smith Christmas Charity Swim is an annual event organised in aid of Malta Community Chest Fund

Please refer to the Press Release issued on 2nd November 2020, which outlines the decision to cancel the 22nd event. 

We would normally invite you to grab your favourite swimsuit and come to join us for a day of splashes, socialising, laughter and fun, while participating for a good cause and helping those in need. The much-awaited annual event is held under the patronage of the Office of the President.


The swim will be held off the pier by Independence Garden, Sliema.


Participants have to fill a registration form at one of the desk points – one on the promenade and a smaller one by the swimmer zone. Alternatively, beat the queues by downloading the registration form in advance, fill it in and bring it to the desk on the day. A registration form for minors can be downloaded here


Any contribution is welcome. Encourage friends, family and colleagues to join you or ask them to sponsor your heroic gesture with a donation to help you raise more money. If you can’t make it on the day and still want to help, you can still donate by sending a contribution via bank transfer to the following account:

HSBC Bank (Malta) PLC,

32 Merchants Street Valletta.

Account No: 033-080037-002

Swift Code: MMEBMTMT

IBAN No: MT04MMEB44336000000033080037002

100% of all donations are forwarded to the H.E. The President of Malta for the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation.


Registration starts at 09:30 and the swim will commence at 10:30.


Registration Form

Warm clothing & Towel


Ensure you find parking by arriving early. Street parking is available in the neighbouring areas.


Sandwiches, coffee and whiskey will be handed out to participants after the swim.


On application, participants give permission to be shown in photos and/or videos during the Christmas Charity Swim for promotional purposes.


All funds collected during the event, together with a generous contribution by Thomas Smith Group, are given to The Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation. A cheque presentation is held to present all donations to H.E. The President of Malta at San Anton Palace in early January 2019.


For more details about the event, contact us on 2205 8058 or email us on

Like the Thomas Smith Christmas Charity Swim Facebook page to keep up with the latest event updates.


The success of this charitable event rests on the assistance provided by sponsors and various people, so big thanks goes to all.

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The annual Thomas Smith Christmas Charity Swim is back! Now in its 17th edition, the swim will this year be held on 27th December, off the pier in front of the Plough and Anchor Pub, Sliema.

The public is encouraged to participate and raise as many funds as possible in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund. Registration starts at 09.30hrs. H.E. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta, is expected to launch the Thomas Smith Christmas Charity swim at 10:30hrs.

Each participant may fill in a registration form prior to the event, highlighting the donation s/he managed to collect. Family, friends, colleagues, neighbours, are urged to help sponsor swimmers in order to help them raise funds!! The form may be retrieved from the Thomas Smith Christmas Charity Swim facebook page, by contacting Thomas Smith offices on 22 058 058, or email

In 2014, a total of €12,000 was collected and later donated to H.E. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca at San Anton Palace. Thomas Smith aims to collect even more funds this year, and would once again like to encourage swimmers to raise €50 per participant.

Those who cannot attend the event yet still wish to donate to this cause may do so by sending a blank SMS to 50618178 (€4.66) or 50619279 (€11.65); or via a bank transfer to the following account: HSBC Bank (Malta) plc, 32, Merchants Street, Valletta. Account No.: 033-080037-002; Swift Code: MMEBMTMT; IBAN No. : MT04MMEB44336000000033080037002.

Last year 252 swimmers participated in this noble event, and 299 took the plunge in 2013. The question is, how many will be braving the cold waters this year!?

For further information about this charitable event, or for a copy of the registration form, call Thomas Smith on 22 058 058, email or follow the Thomas Smith Christmas Charity Swim facebook page.

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