WINTER SWIMMING SAFETY SESSIONS

WINTER SWIMMING SAFETY SESSIONS

In these challenging times – we are all in need of a natural high! It’s not surprising more and more of us are taking to rivers, lakes, and the sea in search of some inner calm.

As winter approaches, we are very aware that many swimmers will be braving the cold for the first time, and as such we are teaming up with a number of swim clubs across the UK to deliver winter swimming safety awareness sessions, both for new members and for those who simply want to undertsand a little more about how to stay safe in the cold whilst still enjoying the thrill of this growing pastime.

SwimQuesters bracing the cold in Loch Morar, Scotland!

These sessions can be adapted to suit your clubs’ requirements, and we can run a number of small groups sessions over the course of a day to help us all adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Prices start at £35pp, contact us to find out more and book in a session for your club. Sessions are outdoors and we can liaise with you to ensure we set up an event most suited to your usual swim spot / venue.

WHAT DO THE SESSIONS INVOLVE?

The sessions consist of a 45 minute seminar, followed by a short ‘winter dip’ in which we practice what we’ve learned and run through winter swimming best practice so that you can look after yourself and those you swim with as you continue to swim through winter.

WHAT WILL WE LEARN?

The sessions will focus on three areas:

BEFORE

How do you know it is safe to swim? have you completed your own mini-risk assessment? What kit do you need? What do you need to prepare? What will you do if you get into trouble?

DURING

What can you expect to feel when you get in? How long should you stay in for? What do you need to be aware of? How far should you go? What should you do if you get into trouble?

AFTER

What can you expect to feel like when you exit the water? How will you get dressed (there is a method!) How long will it take to warm up? What should you do if someone is really cold? What are the signs of hypothermia? What should you do if you think someone is too cold? How will you know? What should you do if you think you are too cold?

WHO DELIVERS THE SESSIONS?

These sessions will be run by SwimQuest Co-founder, and Vice President of the International Winter Swimming Association – John Coningham Rolls, alongside fellow Co-founder and year-round winter swimmer Alice Todd.

QUESTIONS? KEEN TO TRY WINTER SWIMMING BUT NOT SURE WHERE TO START?

Contact alice@swimquest.uk.com, we can’t wait to chat.