Cold Water Swimming Championships 2013
Tooting Bec Lido, London, 26 January 2013
A massive thank you from South London Swimming Club to everyone who helped make the 5th UK Cold Water Swimming Championships the biggest and best yet.
Beautiful sunshine, freezing cold water and the efforts of our 150 hard-working volunteers came together to make a fantastic Championships for competitors and spectators. 575 swimmers lined up to compete in the coldest ever UK Championships, cheered on by over 1000 spectators. 20 novice dippers also took the plunge and braved the icy waters of Tooting Bec Lido for the very first time. And 50 swimmers defied the plummeting temperatures to attempt the final race of the day, the 450-metre Endurance Challenge.
So, to all the racers, dippers, hat-wearers, breaststrokers, freestylers, butterfliers, oldies, youngsters, hot-tubbers, sauna-hotties, Channel-swimmers, pool-swimmers, Ribena-drinkers, soup-makers, cake-bakers, hog-roast-scoffers, curry-eaters, mulled-cider-drinkers, pint-sinkers, Endurance-swimmers, first-timers, bag-carriers, timekeepers, registration-deskers, runners, photographers, commentators, tea-brewers, marshals, Lido-lovers, supporters, sponsors…
THANK YOU! See you in 2015.
The next UK Cold Water Swimming Championships will be in January 2015.