Category: Hatfield

Endurance Events – 2019

Open Water Swimming  Endurance Festival – 3 superb events in 2019 SwimYourSwim are pleased to announce a brand new open water endurance festival which commences on Sunday 5th May 2019 at Thrybergh Country Park. The festival will provide individuals (wetsuit and non-wetsuit with the opportunity to take part in a day of open water swimming.  There will be three events to choose from;  *6 Hour swim… Read more →

90 Ice Miles…..

This weekend saw two amazing swimmers complete their IISA Ice Miles (subject to ratification) with us at DCLT’s Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre in Doncaster. With the air temperature being an unseasonably warm 8.1ºC (increasing later to 16ºC on our way home) we were all concerned that the water would tip over the magic 5ºC, luckily the lake is deep so… Read more →

Ice Miles & Inflatables

Subject to ratification we would like to extend our congratulations to the 5 swimmers who successfully completed their Ice Miles with us on Saturday at DCLT’s Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre in Doncaster. The mix of swimmers were literally from opposite ends of the country, from the South Coast to Scotland and all points in between. Luckily the mild weather hadn’t… Read more →

Ice Miles & Winter CPD

Yesterday saw two more successful ice miles ( subject to ratification ) being completed at DCLT’S Hatfield Outdoor Activity centre in Doncaster. They were completed under the careful watch of four STA winter swimming CPD candidates, who followed the Ice Milers through their post swim briefing, the swim itself and the recovery process. Of the four booked attempts, three swimmers… Read more →

100th Ice Mile Draw

To celebrate this amazing milestone we are planning a draw which will be made up of all the names of our previous Ice Milers. With a full calendar of ice mile attempts in February we are now drawing close to our 100th Ice Mile. The draw will be made by our 90th Ice Miler in February and the first name… Read more →

After Eight ( ice miles )

Saturday 26th January saw an amazing 8 individuals ( subject to ratification) complete an ‘ice mile’ with Swim Your Swim at DCLT’S Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre in Doncaster. This comes one week after 6 successful completions , and Swim Your Swim featuring on Songs of Praise. To recognise the nature of this achievement, there are currently only 277 individuals worldwide… Read more →

Super 6 (ice miles)

We’ve been kept waiting for the water temperature to fall and the wait was definitely worth it!. Today saw 6 ice milers (subject to ratification) complete the ultimate winter swimming challenge the “Ice Mile”. First away was our plucky colonial friend Nick Hungerford who completed his swim in 34m.48s claiming his second ice mile. Nick has very kindly commissioned the… Read more →

Swimmers on the tele

My first conversation at Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre with the fantastic force of nature that is the Rev Kate Bottley went something like this, me “Hi” The Rev “this place would be fantastic for a Songs Of Praise episode” and thats how it started. So this Sunday afternoon get settled in front of the tele and prepare to tune into… Read more →

Winter Swimming CPD

SwimYourSwim are delighted to announce that in association with the STA, the launch of our new winter swimming CPD course in January 2019. The course has been created to develop the knowledge and safe recovery processes of those wishing to help and assist individuals swimming over winter in cold water ( ideally, but not limited to, water temperatures of 5ºC… Read more →