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!