Category: Ice Swims

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 →

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 →

Winter Swim Club 2018

The Winter Swim Club a 6 session course designed to safely introduce and acclimatise you to open water swimming at low (winter) temperatures (varying from approximately 12ºC down to 5ºC).  If you have NEVER swum in winter-temperature open water WE RECOMMEND completing the WINTER SWIM CLUB course before swimming in water under 12ºC, but the course is NOT COMPULSORY at our venues. We… Read more →

Ice Mile Swims – Registration Links

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 (1609m) 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… Read more →

Ice Mile 1K Qualifying Swim

    SYS are running a 1km ICE MILE QUALIFYING EVENT on Saturday 24th November, from 8am -10am, at Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre, near Doncaster The event will cost £10 and provide you with an opportunity to swim a 1km distance in temperatures (hopefully) at 6ºC or under…  We will then be able to complete your ICE MILE QUALIFYING SWIM… Read more →

The Fantastic Five

With the winter season drawing to a close we wanted to end what has been a superb 6 months of cold water swimming with a bang, and it didn’t disappoint.   Potential ice milers Oliver Downing, Alistair Bell, Graeme Flix, Raf Oya and Alice Goodridge all turned in amazing swims in 4.7ºC water, successfully completing the 1 mile swim to… Read more →