Tickle Swim for Mental Health
August 2020 (Date TBA)
Registration for Tickle Swim 2020 and the Little Tickle will open soon! Email Me.
The 8th annual Tickle Swim will be held in August 2020. The 2nd annual Little Tickle will be held the following weekend. Official dates and registration TBA. Sign up to receive notifications here and follow our social media channels for updates.
Established in 2013 by community activist and current City of St. John’s Deputy Mayor Sheilagh O’Leary, the Tickle Swim for Mental Health is a 5 km open-ocean swim across the Tickle from Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s to Bell Island in support of CMHA-NL’s work in Newfoundland and Labrador.
In 2019, we added the Little Tickle swim. This 1 km near-shore swim along Topsail Beach is perfect for adults who are new to ocean swimming, as well as competitive junior swimmers. The aim of both events is to increase awareness surrounding mental health and raise essential funds for mental health initiatives across Newfoundland and Labrador.
Interested in participating?
The Tickle Swim has a participant cap of 25 swimmers, while the Little Tickle has a cap of 12 swimmers. Participation must be kept to a smaller number for safety and logistical reasons. Be sure to register early to secure your place. Waitlisted participants will be notified in the order in which they register if/when a space becomes available.
Interested participants should review the information on www.tickleswim.com, including the sections on how to prepare for ocean swimming, kayak support, swim kit essentials, and fundraising.
Swimmers, kayakers, and donors help raise funds for the CMHA-NL division, which means we can help even more people in Newfoundland and Labrador by building and maintaining the programming, education, and services we offer. Learn more about what CHMA-NL does: https://cmhanl.ca/what-we-do/
Interested in supporting the Tickle Swim or becoming a sponsor?
This event would not be possible without the valued support of the Town of Wabana, the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, and the Town of Conception Bay South. We would also like to recognize the tremendous contributions from local businesses, including Dicks’ Fish & Chips and Landings Seafood House who kindly host our swimmers, kayakers, volunteers, and supporters on both sides of the Tickle every year.
If you’d like to offer your support, or become a sponsor of this unique event, please reach out to our office.