Category: Hatfield

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 →

Shocking News!

In our continual drive to increase safety at our swim events, Swimyourswim are delighted to announce that we have purchased a defibrillator.   Obviously our sincere hope is that it’s never used, but the peace of mind that it is there and available for our swimmers is really reassuring.     We will be holding defibrillator training at both Hatfield… Read more →

Last Remaining Ice Mile Slots

SYS are holding a number of ICE MILE SWIM attempts across the winter of 2018/19.  Each Saturday swim day we have space for three swimmers to attempt their ICE MILE – a one mile swim (1600m) in water under 5ºC, wearing only one swim costume, one swim cap and a pair of goggles*. To be eligible for an ICE MILE SWIM… Read more →