Winter Swim Kit

Posted by on Oct 15, 2016

Winter Swim Kit

Swimming in cold water has proven health benefits including improving the immune system, a natural “high” feeling, improved circulation, burns calories. The Scandinavians have been doing it for years and they’re certainly a healthier bunch than we are! Recreational swimmers can enjoy all the health benefits without having to have a perfect technique.  That said, some of us like to race and some...

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Andrea’s Ice Mile Experience

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016

Andrea’s Ice Mile Experience

I first heard of the Ice mile in the winter of 2013 when I was training for my first Chill swim 450m event. I had started winter swimming that year as a new challenge following my second 10k swim. Naively I had thought I could do cold water swimming as I could tolerate colder temperatures than most other people I knew. While putting myself through the discomfort of the training and recovery of...

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A’s Ice Report

Posted by on Jan 30, 2016

A’s Ice Report

Walking through Luton airport in my Team GB jacket I felt like a total fraud. Jackets were offered to Ice Milers, Ice Kilometer swimmers and those representing Team GB in international events. As I was neither of the first two I didn’t really feel like I should be allowed to wear it until after I had swum! Even more worrying was what the security officers would make of the four digital...

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ChillyDip 2015 Race Order

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015

ChillyDip 2015 Race Order

Final preparations are being made this week for the Chilly Dip event at Harthill Reservoir on Saturday 12th December.  The lanes are being set up and the 450m course buoys are set in place – it’s beginning to look a lot like there’s a Chilly Dip event on! Please note that all Relay Teams should be at Harthill to complete their registration at 9am on Saturday morning, with...

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So you want to attempt an Ice Mile…

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015

So you want to attempt an Ice Mile…

An Ice Mile swim – a one mile swim in water under 5ºC – is perhaps one of the most difficult endurance challenges in the world of sport, let alone swimming…  We have a growing number of Ice Milers who have been helping to coach our Winter Swim Club, with the team from Swimyourswim (SYS), and it looks like this winter season we are going to have record numbers of swimmers...

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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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