Category: Winter Swimming

It’s Been A Cold Weekend!

With water temperatures of 3.5ºC at Harthill Reservoir, Sheffield, and 5.2ºC at Activities Away, Lincoln, this weekend’s Winter Swim Clubs were full of some very determined and shivering swimmers! We are so proud of all our Winter Swim Club swimmers – it has been such a privilege to coach you over the past few weeks and to see your determination… Read more →

Harthill Winter Swim Club Time Change

The YOS Winter Swim Club, based at Harthill Reservoir, will now be at 2.30pm on Saturday 13th December – due to a Christmas Clay Pigeon Shoot event that lots of us are attending.  You can find out more about the shoot here if you’d like to join us! This Saturday’s swim is going to be a cold one!  Last Saturday we… Read more →

Boxing Day Charity Swim

Fancy blowing away the cobwebs on Boxing Day and help raise money for charity? Then join us at Activities Away in Lincoln at 10.00am for a swim to help two charities, Age UK and the NSPCC. Steve Paulton who owns the venue is kindly donating the usual swim fee (£5) to the two charities,  so please grab your friends, family and… Read more →

Weather Report for Winter Swim Club suggests 6ºC

The weather report for tomorrow at Harthill is suggesting an air temperature of 6ºC – so the water could be down to ‘scary’ Ice Mile temperatures of 5ºC or under!  We are really looking forward to welcoming our Winter Swim Club members at Harthill Reservoir from 1pm tomorrow – in the water for 1.30pm!!!  We hope you can join us!… Read more →

One year on and we’re still shivering!

On 30th November 2013, exactly one year ago, Leon and Alistair, founding coaches at Swimyourswim, successfully achieved the ‘ultimate’ in winter swims – an Ice Mile.  Swimming just over one mile in Treeton Dyke, at a temperature of 4.1ºC, they became the 64th and 65th ice milers in the world!  This was one of the hardest swims either of them have ever attempted and… Read more →

Friday Night is Firework Night at Activities Away, Lincoln

Have you ever fancied watching fireworks from a lake whilst swimming? Well, Friday night is your chance to do just that! Activities Away in Lincoln is hosting a bonfire and firework bonanza this Friday (7th November) with swimming from 6pm. Adult tickets are just £7.50 which includes a unique hot-dog style sausage which has been created by Steve’s award winning Lincolnshire… Read more →

10ºC Winter Swim at Harthill Reservoir

The Yorkshire Outdoor Swimmers WINTER SWIM CLUB launched this afternoon with a chilly swim in 10ºC water at Harthill Reservoir.  Fifteen open water swimmers braved the cold water for their first winter dip – and all surpassed themselves! Our wetsuited-wonders didn’t leave all the cold fun to the 5 ‘skins’ swimmers and all ‘double-dipped*’ to enhance their winter swim acclimatisation… Read more →

Winter Swim Club Starts This Saturday

Swimyourswim (SYS) is launching this seasons YORKSHIRE OUTDOOR SWIMMERS (YOS) WINTER SWIM CLUB at Harthill Reservoir this Saturday 25th October, from 1.30pm. If you are new to winter swimming, have planned to do (or already booked into) one of the Chill Swim events, or have aspirations to do an IceK or IceMile event then this is the series of coached… Read more →