Category: Ice Swims

Hypothermia and winter swimming recovery…

      For Gavin Pitt – This weeks winter swimming advice post forms the foundation block of our winter swimming recovery process at SwimYourSwim. It has been written by the amazing Heather Massey from Portsmouth University and has helped us provide a safe and proven recovery procedure for 90 ratified Ice Milers and hundreds of winter swimmers. We hope… Read more →

Preparing for your ice mile

  With a full schedule of potential Ice Milers already booked in this winter we have chosen to make our second weekly winter swimming post about the preparation required to get ready for an ice mile attempt.   We hope you’ll enjoy the read and if you’re booked in with us we have fun during your training and stay safe,… Read more →

Ice Miles & Inflatables

Subject to ratification we would like to extend our congratulations to the 5 swimmers who successfully completed their Ice Miles with us on Saturday at DCLT’s Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre in Doncaster. The mix of swimmers were literally from opposite ends of the country, from the South Coast to Scotland and all points in between. Luckily the mild weather hadn’t… Read more →

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 →