Category: Swimming News

Second Open Water Coaching Course Date

  STA Level 2 Award in Open Water Swimming Coaching   We are very pleased to announce a second date for the STA Level 2 Open Water Coaching Course to be held at Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trusts venue at Hatfield in Doncaster   Introduction Open water is the fastest growing swimming activity within the UK and more people are… 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 →

Don’t Blink……

What a day, we’re just on the cusp of losing the winter temps so it was a relief today when the thermometers were switched on and read 3.6ºC. The main reason being we had four swimmers booked in to attempt an ice mile, three of whom had travelled a fair distance to join us.   The first swimmer away was… Read more →

Open Water Woman – Tales of yesteryear

Our very good friend and occasional dipper Jacqui Hargrave has just had her first book published. We’re extremely proud to be mentioned in it and would like to share it with you. The book recounts the bygone times of her open water journey, culminating in an epic End to End swim of Windermere with her swim buddy Andrea Stark. You may… Read more →

Only Four Places Left For Swim Coniston 2018

  Coniston is third largest lake in the Lake District in the north of England.  The lake is famous for the children’s novel Swallows and Amazons, which is set around Peel Island, and also as the location for the World Water-speed record attempts by Donald Campbell. The swim will start on Saturday morning from the beach near to the Brown Howe… Read more →

Swim Bala 2018 – Last Few Places Remaining

Bala, or ‘Llyn Tegid’, is a beautiful lake set in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park in  North Wales, and is the longest lake in Wales. With a mile one swim taking place on Saturday morning from Llangower public beach, near the railway station, and the full length swim starting in the afternoon, we have distances to suit both new and experienced… Read more →