Cold Water Swimming Championships 2013

If you’re looking for some cold adventure it might be closer to home than you think!  On the 26th January 2013 South London Swimming Club will be hosting their 5th UK Cold Water Swimming Championships at Tooting Bec Lido.

This is a biannual event which has become a key feature of the calender for cold water swimmers, but first timers are welcome too!  Water temperatures get as low as 3°C so half the challenge is persuading yourself to jump in let alone swim!

There are a variety of races, from the traditional “head-up” breaststroke, the freestyle dash and relays to the 450 metre challenge for the really fool hardy.  But it’s not all cold!  To help the competitors recover there will be a Finnish sauna available after the races as well as good food, a host of stalls and entertainment going on throughout the day.

To Enter visit the South London Swimming Club Website here

The video above shows a taster of what you can expect.  If you take part or head along for the atmosphere why not take some pictures and write us a review!  Send it to [email protected]

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