Introduction to Winter Swimming Course (October onwards)
Location: Cliff Lakes, B78 2DL
Are you wanting to swim through winter for the first time?
We recommend that you complete the 55 minute introduction to winter swimming course before you join our Winter Swimming Club on a Saturday morning to be properly educated to ensure your safety in the water. Reconnect with your breath, learn what your body is capable of, and have fun!
This is a 55 minute education session which includes the following:
- Safety briefing
- Preparation for the swim
- What will my swim feel like?
- How to enter cold water safely and acclimatise
- Signs it is time to get out
- What is after drop?
- What is a bad recovery?
- How to warm up properly afterwards
- Debrief and hot drinks
The course includes a swim in the lake.
You will need to bring with you a swimming costume / shorts, bright hat, goggles if you would like to try to put your face in the water, ear plugs (if you wear them), tow float (preferable), shoes to wear to and from the water, lots of layers for afterwards (if you think you have enough, you haven’t: put in another!), warm footwear and socks for afterwards, woolly hat, big outer layer, and a changing robe (if you have one, don’t worry if you haven’t).
Please try not to indulge in an alcoholic beverage the night before the course.
The course price includes a swimming hat.