Have a go at Outdoor Swimming for FREE at our Open Day (Sat 20th May)

Posted by on May 5, 2017

Have a go at Outdoor Swimming for FREE at our Open Day (Sat 20th May)

We are teaming up with our friends at Rotherham Sailing Club and Rotherham Model Yacht Club to hold a joint Open Day at Harthill Reservoir.  If you are new to swimming in Open Water and want to give it a try come along and we will provide a buddy swimmer to assist you on your first swim.  You need to be able to swim at least 100m in order to take part.  (children aged 9 to 16 may also...

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Get Ready for the Summer Season at YOS

Posted by on Mar 11, 2017

Get Ready for the Summer Season at YOS

The clocks go forward in a couple of weeks and it will be time to start our Summer season at YOS.  This year there will be a slight rise in our swim fees to £4 per session.  We hope to use the extra income from this to enable the club to develop and invest in equipment and events for members. We will be returning to our summer timetable and swimming sessions will be as follows: Tuesday Evenings...

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YOS 3rd Birthday Spring Splash – Saturday 15th April 2017

Posted by on Feb 4, 2017

YOS 3rd Birthday Spring Splash – Saturday 15th April 2017

In April 2017, Yorkshire Outdoor Swimmers will be three years old.  The club has grown immensely since those first sessions and nearly 1400 people having swum with us at Harthill since. We’ve been privileged to host the world’s youngest ice miler, 16 year old Hazel Killingbeck, the world’s first butterfly ice miler, Pauline Barker and the fabulous lady with the most Ice Miles...

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End of Summer Splash, 1st October 2016

Posted by on Sep 10, 2016

End of Summer Splash, 1st October 2016

As the summer season comes to a close and many YOS members are already planning their Winter training and Ice Mile attempts it is time to celebrate and this year we are proud to announce the first YOS End of Season Splash. There will be races to enter, wetsuits to try and buy from Blueseventy and TFN, pizza from the Sunshine Pizza Oven as well as a members swim session and end of season prizes...

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Hitting the Wall

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

Hitting the Wall

Late 2015 I was invited to contribute a piece of theatre to an Open Door night at Birmingham Rep. I’m part of a collection of writers who do this on a regular basis, usually writing to to a theme, In this case the theme was “Walls”. Anything to do with walls. My mind went blank. Walls are very solid,very obstructive, very physical. This didn’t seem to be a good starting point for a play. Then...

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Wendy’s 12 Hour Swim

Posted by on May 29, 2016

Wendy’s 12 Hour Swim

I signed up for this swim a few months ago thinking it was a good idea. Roughly 1 month prior to the event, I realised it was not such a great idea and it was going to be tough.  12 hours of night swimming in a lake in May.  Open water swimming in May is usually 1 mile every couple of days – not 1 mile per hour all through the night. When it snowed at the end of April I think it safe to...

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