SYS are holding a number of ICE MILE SWIM attempts across the winter of 2016/17. Each Saturday swim day we have space for two swimmers to attempt their ICE MILE – a one mile swim (1600m) in water under 5ºC, wearing only one swim costume (shorts for the blokes!), one swim cap and a pair of goggles*.
To be eligible for an ICE MILE SWIM attempt a swimmer must have done the following:
- Completed an ICE MILE MEDICAL – to include an ECG test. Medicals and ECGs must be completed within 3 months of the Ice Mile swim attempt. DOWNLOAD A SYS ICE MILE MEDICAL FORM HERE
- Completed a 1km qualifying swim in water of 6ºC or below, and have this validated by an approved Ice Miler. Your qualifying swim must be done within one year of your Ice Mile attempt. DOWNLOAD A QUALIFYING SWIM FORM HERE
SYS are running an ICE MILE QUALIFYING EVENT ON 12th November 2016 – IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US (£10 a SWIM) PLEASE REGISTER HERE
You MUST bring your completed Medical Form and 1k Qualifying Form with you to your ICE MILE SWIM
To book a place in one of the SYS Ice Mile Swims at Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre, swimmers need to complete a registration form and confirm their spot by paying the £25 registration fee.
SELECT YOUR PREFERRED SWIM DATE HERE TO REGISTER….
Saturday 19th November 2016 – 2 spaces available
Saturday 26th November 2016 – ALL SPACES FILLED
Saturday 3rd December 2016 – 1 space available
Saturday 10th December 2016 – 2 spaces available
Saturday 17th December 2016 – 2 spaces available
Saturday 7th January 2017 – ALL SPACES FILLED
Saturday 14th January 2017 – ALL SPACES FILLED
Saturday 21st January 2017 – 1 space available
Saturday 28th January 2017 – 2 spaces available
Saturday 4th February 2017 – 2 spaces available
Saturday 11th February 2017 – 2 spaces available
Saturday 18th February 2017 – 1 space available
Saturday 25th February 2017 – ALL SPACES FILLED
Swims will only be valid if the water temperature is at 5ºC or below… If the temperature is not at the required level, SYS will endeavour to move your attempt to a date when the right temperature is available. However, your registration fee will not be reimbursed if we cannot achieve this… this is something that even we can’t guarantee we’re afraid! Sorry!
Your registration fee, £25, includes full safety and first aid cover, qualified and experienced level two open water coaches with vast experience of Ice Mile swims, and our bank-side recovery team.
* For full information on the rules for Ice Mile swims please visit the IISA governing body website at: www.internationaliceswimming.com
ICE MILE SWIMMING IS A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ACTIVITY AND SHOULD NOT BE UNDERTAKEN LIGHTLY! SWIMMERS SHOULD HAVE DONE RELEVANT WINTER SWIM TRAINING IN APPROPRIATE CONDITIONS WITH ADEQUATE SUPERVISION AND SAFETY IN PLACE. SYS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ENTRY TO SWIMMERS THEY FEEL HAVE NOT GOT THE RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND/OR ABILITY.