Surviving the Winter of Wild Swimming


Improver's session on wild swimming in the winter months

Join us at Alpkit Keswick on October 14th for a session on wild swimming in the colder months, led by Ali from Always Swimming Wild.

Are you a summer dipper wanting to become a year round swimmer? Or maybe you have loved your summer of swims in warm water and want a refresh on cold water skills as the weather begins to cool. Ali from Always Swimming Wild will guide you through everything you need to know.

From the shop you will head to Derwentwater, just a 10 minute walk away, to get in the water. This is for people that already swim but want to feel a little more confident getting in the water year-round. Summer dippers who want to swim in winter or someone looking to improve their cold water skills and safety in the water.

Please note: We will be in the water for around 45 minutes.

What you'll cover

  • Kit for wild swimming
  • Changes in environment and weather in the winter
  • Safely getting in and out of the water
  • How long to stay in the water
  • Swimming rescues
  • Planning a winter swim adventure

  • What to bring

  • Swimsuit and a towel
  • A swimming wetsuit – if you own one
  • Warm clothes for afterwards, even on a warm day!
  • A flask of something warm
  • Prescription goggles and a swim hat (optional but you are more than welcome to bring them)
  • Neoprene socks and gloves (these can be provided if you don't have your own)

  • Hot drinks and pastries will be provided at Alpkit afterwards

    The session will start at 8:00am and last approx. 2.5 hours
    Tickets cost £25 with 10 spaces available

    Tickets are available through eventbrite below