Cold Water Swimming Championships 2019 supporters

We would like to thank the following organisations for their support.


GIBC Digital are the headline sponsor for the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships. GIBC Digital help organisations with data intelligence, cyber security, customer experience, process engineering and automation, and regulation and compliance. They help transform how organisations do what they do. GIBC Digital work with organisations to avoid risk by reducing cyber threats and reduce cost by re-engineering and automating processes. They help their clients to make better decisions faster, increasing customer lifetime value by creating a consistent user experience. GIBC Digital help organisations avoid the reputational damage that comes from failing to meet regulatory obligations or from corruption. GIBC will be in the North Pole Marquee.

Above Below

Above Below will be introducing the RuckRaft – a simple kit to transform any rucksack into a raft you can easily tow while swimming across water. Keeping all your kit dry. The RuckRaft enables you to open up new routes across land and water. We call it Cross Country Swimming. Follow @its_above_below on instagram. Above Below will be in the North Pole Marquee with their RuckRaft.

Ace Swimming

ACE Swimming offers professional coaching through swim camps, clinics, private sessions and theory sessions to help you achieve your swimming goals. Jason Quiterio, founder of ACE Swimming, brings together his experience of the education system, his ability to differentiate and tailor learning combined with over 25 years of swimming experience. Ace Swimming have donated two vouchers for any of their sessions, worth £50 each, for the raffle.

Barnes Fish Shop

The Barnes Fish Shop is a small fishmongers providing the freshest fish from Tuesday to Saturday. 18 Barnes High Street, London. The Barnes Fish Shop has donated a prize for the best hat competition of a lobster meal for two, worth £30 or more. Cooked and split, ready to eat or for the BBQ. Winner picks up from Barnes shop. Two days’ notice required for pick up.

Bathing under the Sky

The very welcome hot tubs at the Championships are provided by Bathing under the Sky who offer premium wood-fired cedar hot tubs and barrel saunas for hire and sale. Bathing under the Sky have donated a stunning one day holiday and lunch for two at their unique open air venue Paus in Cambridgeshire worth £200.

Big Bobble Hats

Big Bobble Hats sell a range of bright warm hats to get you noticed. Whether you are looking for a ski hat or just a warm winter hat for the outdoors they have many funky designs in a huge range of bright colours. Big Bobble Hats have kindly donated five of their fabulous hats as prizes and for the raffle. Big Bobble Hats will be in the North Pole Marquee.

Cupboard Club presents Knees Up!

Cupboard Club presents Knees Up!

Live music, song and dance with Len Allen, Vince Burke and Friends and many more! Tea, coffee and cakes for sale - all proceeds to Shelter.
Lido Pavilion, Sunday 2 February 1.30 - 4pm FREE event - all welcome

By the Horns

By the Horns are a local brewer creating exciting, taste-bud tantalizing beer for the discerning, curious and the brave. By the Horns will be selling a couple of their beers and mulled cider at the Championships. Find them on the walkway to the North Pole Marquee.

Curry Cook House

Good, honest, authentic home-cooked curry, using only fresh ingredients. All flavour, zero gunk. Find Curry Cook House on the walkway to the North Pole Marquee.

Deakin and Blue

Deakin and Blue is a transformational women’s swimwear brand. They make sleek, sculpting and sustainable swimwear designed to feel incredible on. Worn by Channel swimmers and head-up breaststrokers alike, Deakin and Blue is the go-to brand for swimwear that doesn’t compromise on fit, function or fashion. Deakin and Blue have donated a £100 gift card for the raffle. Find Deakin and Blue in the North Pole Marquee.


Outdoor change robes, towel robes and easy, fast, hands-free surf towels. Whatever your sport, dryrobe has got you covered. dryrobe have donated two warm and wonderful robes for the raffle and a prize.

Fine Designs

CWSC 2019 merchandise – choose the T-shirt or sweatshirt you want, decide where you want the logo to go and, hey presto, Fine Designs will create it before your eyes at the event! Find Fine Designs on the walkway to the North Pole Marquee.


Born over a decade ago from the needs of hardy British surfers, Finisterre designs functional and sustainable products for those that share a love of the sea. Finisterre have kindly donated a £150 voucher for the raffle.

Funkita and Funky Trunks

Iconic Aussie brands Funky Trunks and Funkita boast quality swimwear in bold and creative prints. Designed by swimmers for swimmers, Funky Trunks and Funkita are stocked in more than 40 countries and sponsor 130 athletes globally. As well as swimwear the range also includes underwear, beachwear, active wear and accessories. Funkita and Funky Trunks have donated two gorgeous backpacks and two swimming hats as prizes for the raffle.

Graveney Gin

Graveney Gin is a super craft, nano-batch, organic gin chosen by the lovely people of Tooting. 10% of each bottle goes to a charity called Gearing Up For Gorillas who care for and protect gorillas and mountain rangers. Graveney Gin have donated a bottle of their gin to the raffle. Find Graveney Gin on the walkway to the North Pole Marquee.

Key Structures

Key Structures supply marquees and temporary structures for almost any event. Principally, they provide luxury marquee hire in London and the south east. They also cover road shows and multi-event contracts in the UK and Europe. Key Structures have provided an excellent service for the Cold Water Swimming Championships at Tooting Bec Lido since 2006.


Lifeventure is part of a 50-person team of product developers and authentic travel experts, supplying expedition gear to specialist retailers in more than 40 countries worldwide. As a team that experiences the urge to throw themselves headlong into adventure on a frequent basis, they know how to make kit that’s right for the job. Every design has been deeply considered to help you get the best of life’s adventures, no matter how big or small. Lifeventure has donated a sports and adventure bundle worth over £150 as a prize. Lifeventure have sponsored the breaststroke races.

Love Water

Love Water provides the drinking fountains for the Championships with Blenheim Palace Natural Mineral Water to keep everyone well hydrated. Love Water supply drinking water systems to homes and businesses. Contact them for your free trial.

Mirch Masala

Mirch Masala in Tooting provided the food for 130 volunteers at the after party. 213 Upper Tooting Rd, London SW17 7TG. 020 8672 7500

Outdoor Swimmer

Each issue of Outdoor Swimmer magazine is a celebration of swimming outdoors. There are inspirational stories, wild swimming spots, technique advice and stunning photography. Every issue also includes nutrition, training plans for beginners and experienced swimmers, events, wildlife, destinations, interviews and the latest outdoor swimming news. Outdoor Swimmer have donated a copy of their magazine for every competitor – you will find your copy in your swimmer’s bag. And they have donated a year’s subscription as a prize for the raffle. Find Outdoor Swimmer in the North Pole Marquee.

Places Leisure

Tooting Bec Lido is run by Places Leisure on behalf of Wandsworth Council. Places Leisure provide the wonderful lifeguards who look after the competitors at the Championships.


Pooja in Tooting provided over 200 samosas for the volunteer after party. 168-170 Upper Tooting Rd, London SW17 7ER.

Roast Hog

Roast Hog will be serving scrummy sandwiches filled with succulent spit-roast pork, crackling, apple sauce and spicy rocket. Find Roast Hog on the walkway to the North Pole Marquee.

Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown is the official Championships pub with a range of 16 different beers and great pizzas. The Rose & Crown are offering 10% off all food and drinks for swimmers, volunteers, and supporters attending the Championships at Tooting Bec Lido. Please show a race card to get the discount. 140 Tooting Bec Road, SW17 8BH.


Selkie Swim Co are more than just another sports brand – they are passionate about empowering open water swimmers of all abilities to push their personal boundaries. Their new range includes garments made from organic cotton and their swimwear is made from recycled post-consumer waste. As we reclaim our rivers, lakes and seas, Selkie wants the experience to be an enjoyable one with the least amount of impact on our environment. Selkie have donated a Tee and Hood Bundle worth £98 and a Gilet and Bottle Bundle worth £109 for the raffle and best hat competition and they have sponsored the team relay races. Find Selkie just outside the North Pole Marquee.

Sound in the City

Sound in the City kindly discounted the hire of the TV and speakers for the volunteer after party.

Strel Swimming Adventures

Strel Swimming Adventures provide open water swimming holidays throughout Europe and Arizona in the US. They take care of the entire organisation of each trip, including guiding, coaching and accommodation. Strel have kindly donated a stunning swim holiday to the Turkish Lycian coast worth over £790 to the Championships Raffle. Find Strel Swimming Adventures in the North Pole Marquee.


SwimQuest specialise in open water swimming holidays for all ages and abilities in locations around the world. Non-swimming partners welcome and technique coaching provided on all trips. SwimQuest have donated two waterproof bags worth £25.00 each and a River Arun Swim for one person worth £80.00 for Championship prizes. Find SwimQuest in the North Pole Marquee.


SwimTrek are the market leaders and pioneers of open water swimming holidays. Launched in 2003, SwimTrek continues to be the world’s leading open water swimming specialist and welcomes all levels of open water swimmers and uses highly trained guides and expert local pilots. SwimTrek also produces swim events, swim coaching and bespoke open water experiences. SwimTrek have generously donated one of their trips for the raffle, with the lucky winner able to choose one trip from a selection – either a swimming holiday on the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia, or a 10k swim coaching trip in Mallorca, or a trip to the Hellespont swim, the world’s oldest swim. Ts&Cs apply to SwimTrek’s prize holiday offer – click here. Find SwimTrek on the walkway to the North Pole Marquee.

Swim Secure

Swim Secure are the best selling open water dry bag and tow float supplier in the UK. Swim Secure products are used by competent swimmers to increase visibility in the open water. They are suitable for use by open water swimmers, triathletes, recreational swimmers, families and everyone in between. Swim Secure have donated loads of their fabulous products for prizes.

Swimming Without Stress

Swimming Without Stress have donated a voucher for the raffle to spend on anything you need for stress-free swimming: quality advice, courses or kit.

Wandsworth Council

Tooting Bec Lido is the jewel in Wandsworth Council’s crown and is managed by Places for People Leisure on behalf of Wandsworth Council.

Well Kneaded

Well Kneaded have been serving up home made fresh sourdough pizza since 2011, sourcing locally and seasonally. As a social enterprise they pride themselves on being a family of people that care about quality food that cares for the community and the planet! Well Kneaded are serving delicious sourdough pizzas at the Championships. Find Well Kneaded on the walkway to the North Pole Marquee.

Wild West Swim

EAT! DRINK! SWIM! Wild West Swim offer wild, exclusive, open and cold water swimming adventures off the coast of Brittany and Normandy. Wild swimming fuelled by French food and culture. Five star, responsible and sustainable swimming adventures. Mangez! Buvez! Nagez! Find Wild West Swim in the North Pole Marquee.