At swimyourswim we recognise that partnership with other organisations and individuals is the key success. Therefore, one of our core values is to work with companies, organisations, groups and people that offer quality, and excellence when it comes to the open water experience. In fact, without the following people, swimyourswim would not be able to operate – that’s how important these guys are to us – that’s why we can recommend them wholeheartedly.
SYS is thrilled to be partnered with Aquasphere and recommend and sell their range of wetsuits through the SYS SHOP on this website.
YOS, as they are known, was launched in 2013 as a Facebook group to encourage and support open water swimmers in the Yorkshire area of the UK. YOS runs regular swimming sessions at Harthill Reservoir.
In 2013 both Alistair and Leon achieved success as ‘Ice Milers’. Often thought to be the pinnacle of winter swimming, an Ice Mile is (as you might guess…) a swim of one mile (1.6km) in water that is under 5ºC. The Governing Body of this extreme (and dangerous!) sport is lead by Ram Barkai, whose dream is for the Ice Mile to be an event in the Winter Olympics.
H2Open is the only magazine in the world dedicated to open water in all its forms. There are 100’s of great articles to inspire and guide you.
The CS&PF are one of two organisations (the other being the Channel Swimming Association) that act as the Governing Body for English Channel Swimming. In 2014, Alistair successfully completed a channel relay with the CS&PF – with James Willi at the helm of ‘Gallivant’. Alistair has a channel solo planned and booked for September 2015, again through the CS&PF, this time with Paul Foreman on ‘Optomist’.
If you are planning (or even contemplating) a channel swim, solo or relay, then the CS&PF website is a great place to start…
Staying warm, dry and out of the wind is imperative after any open water swim – and the BEST bit of kit that we have ever bought helps us to do just that – the DRYROBE. I would not be with out one!
Over the last few years the STA have made exciting moves to ensure that the qualifications available to swimming coaches match the demand and growth in our sport. As qualified STA Open Water Coaches we will be continuing our partnership with them in order to develop and enhance our skills.