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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Splashing about in the Reservoir

Posted by on May 13, 2016

Splashing about in the Reservoir

Pool training is all well and good, especially when you live in the North of England but shockingly most Olympic distance and up races don’t take place in a pool. They’re open water based and in affront to common sense, they aren’t willing to put pool sides to kick off from every 25 or 50 metres. So although my pool training was going well, I realised I needed some proper time...

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Chilly Dip 2015

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015

Chilly Dip 2015

The YOS Cold Water Swimming Extravaganza ‘CHILLYDIP’ will be taking place on Saturday 12th December 2015, at Harthill Reservoir, Sheffield.   We will be hosting mixed team 30m relay races and for the more hardy and experienced cold water swimmers a 450m race with prizes for the top team and swimmers in each category. There will be a chance to buy winter swimming gear and discounted...

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