Category: Swimming News

90 Ice Miles…..

This weekend saw two amazing swimmers complete their IISA Ice Miles (subject to ratification) with us at DCLT’s Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre in Doncaster. With the air temperature being an unseasonably warm 8.1ºC (increasing later to 16ºC on our way home) we were all concerned that the water would tip over the magic 5ºC, luckily the lake is deep so… 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 →

Fancy Swimming The Channel?

We have two channel slots available again this year with Andy King on the Louise Jane, for either a solo or team relay opportunity. If you would like to join us for this fantastic opportunity with one of the most experienced pilots in the channel please send an email to info@swimyourswim.com Usual CSA qualifying criteria apply. Swim Dates – June… Read more →

Chesterfield Pool Sessions

We have a very small number of places available on our Tuesday evening coached lane sessions at Queens Park Leisure Centre in Chesterfield. If you would like to join us for an hour of quality coaching like these swimmers, please contact info@swimyourswim.com Suitable for all levels of ability. Sessions start at 8pm Experienced STA open water coaches and tailored coaching… 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 →

Chesterfield Coached Lane Sessions

Join us this evening for our new regular Tuesday night sessions at Queens Park in Chesterfield click here for their website and address. Sessions are from 8pm – 9pm, if you haven’t already registered with us please arrive early to complete one quick registration form. Sessions cost £7, there will be fully qualified STA Level 2 coaches on hand to… 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 →