Winter Swim Club Starts This Saturday


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.

We will be running the Winter Swim Club from the 16th November at the fantastic Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre, Doncaster.

The 6 coached sessions are included in your £5 swim fee

Each of the 6 coached sessions will include a briefing session with teaching covering topics such as ‘Cold Water Expectations’, ‘Cold Water Shock’, ‘Cold Water Acclimatisation’, ‘The Ice Mile Journey’ and ‘Recovery & After Drop’.

If you are aiming to attend an IISA GB Swim event, training for winter swimming, or aim to undertake an IceK, Ice Mile or just want to continue swimming safely outdoors, these training sessions are the best place to learn and acclimatise for your challenge.

During the winter season SYS will be hosting a badge day with the following distances 100m, 250m, 500m, 750m and 1km swim attempts.  Entering the WINTER SWIM CLUB is your first stepping stone to these goals.

Also, during the winter season SYS will be bringing you the opportunity to attempt a NICE MILE – which is a mile in water between 5 and 10ºC!

The WINTER SWIM CLUB will have full safety cover on site.

Sessions starts this Saturday morning at  9am hosted by our qualified and very experienced open water swimming coach Chris Hill.

*winter weather may affect swim sessions, so times and course distances may vary due to fog / adverse weather.