Team Ichthyosaurs Channel Relay

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017

Team Ichthyosaurs Channel Relay

3 weeks after my last channel adventure I decided to do another one! There is a story behind why I ended up doing it again because it wasn’t planned to be so close to my last one. I already had plans to do another relay in future and eventually a solo but not for a couple of years. On Friday 7th July while I was helping Wendy at one of her Pool to Pond sessions, she showed me an email saying...

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Dorkshire Swimmers Channel Relay

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017

Dorkshire Swimmers Channel Relay

A year ago, me and 5 other swimmers decided to complete an English Channel Relay for a number of different reasons and to raise money for charity. After swimming through winter in skins (no wet suit), numerous trips to the sea, a 2-hour qualifier and many filled in forms, we finally did it and I’m already planning a reunion to beat our time. At 3:00am on Saturday 17th June, we boarded the Louise...

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Yorkshire Cake-Crusaders Channel team

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017

Yorkshire Cake-Crusaders Channel team

The day began for us in the small hours, swimming towards a beautiful strawberry moon hanging low over the horizon and casting a carpet of light on the sea. Theo began our journey, first heading back to shore to make a land start to the first hour’s swim. His swimmer’s lights twinkled in the inky water, while the pale cliffs of Dover loomed ghost-like through the half-light. One hour in and my...

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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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