The swimyourswim (SYS) team continue swimming throughout the seasons, we don’t stop when the water gets cold… Over the years we have developed the experience required to train and coach those wishing to enter the world of winter or cold-water swimming, and now run regular cold-water swimming sessions throughout the winter months.
In 2013, Leon Fryer and Alistair Beattie, SYS lead coaches, became the 64th and 65th (respectively) people to successfully achieve an Ice Mile. An Ice Mile, swimming one mile (1.6km) in water under 5ºC without wetsuit, is an extreme and elite undertaking – and not one that should be done without the proper training, experience or safety team.
Like all elite endurance sports, ice- or cold-water swimmers need to begin with good foundational basics which in this case demands that cold-water acclimatisations techniques are taught in environments where safety is paramount.
SYS coaches run a variety of cold-water/winter swim sessions at the following locations:
Sunday mornings from 9.30am at Activities Away, Lincoln
Saturday afternoons from 1.30pm at YOS at Harthill Reservoir, nr. Sheffield
Saturday mornings from 9am at Hatfield Outdoor Activities Centre, nr. Doncaster
At each of these venues the water will be open to all swimmers with a proven track record of winter swimming. For those swimmers who want to join us for the winter season but have no cold-water experience, we welcome you join our WINTER SWIM CLUB which provides 6 sessions of training and 6 coached swims which will teach you all you need to know about cold/winter swimming.