Cold Water Swimming Championships 2019

Tooting Bec Lido, London

Saturday 26th January 2019

A massive THANK YOU!

To all our competitors for making the 8th UK Cold Water Swimming Championships a rip roaring success. From leisure swimmers to club sprinters, sea bathers to channel swimmers, cold water newbies to ice-milers, young and old(er), people came from far and wide to share in a wonderful day of ice-cold water fun and fierce competition.

To our sponsor GIBC Digital and all our supporters who help make this event possible. The caterers who provide such delicious food and hot drinks. The stall holders for their generosity in donating great prizes for the wonderful hats and amazing raffle prizes.

To over 180 volunteers who stuffed goody bags, timed races, baked cakes, made soup, filed race cards, carried bags, marshaled and briefed competitors, welcomed and stewarded the crowds and endlessly swept away the water from around the hot tubs, a thankless task! And all with a smile.

To the talented and inventive milliners whose creativity made the judges job very difficult! The array of fabulous, ingenious and outlandish hats were truly astounding!

Check out Swimtrek founder Simon Murie’s blog, reflecting on how it all began…

Roll on 2021!

Contact: coldswim@slsc.org.uk.

CWSC race results

Results for races and best hat of the day

CWSC Gallery

Take a look at photos from this years champs!

CWSC supporters

We would like to thank the wonderful organisations that support the championships.

CWSC Grand Raffle

A huge thank you to our supporters who have donated lots of fabulous prizes for our RAFFLE!

Check the winning ticket numbers.

CWSC charities

Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, dedicated to ending homelessness, will be our charity partner.

Press and Media

The Championships attract extensive media coverage. If you are from the press and would like to cover the event get in touch to book interviews and a press pass.