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Happy Wild Swimming Smiles History

So how did all the smiles begin?

Happy Wild Swimming Smiles History … once upon a time, a few swimmers found themselves enjoying their hobby of swimming in the sea. That day the sun was shining and the salty water surface glistened like floating diamonds. Each of the swimmers beamed smiles of natural joy, as one said, “I’m so happy wild swimming, we should declare it with our own fun design swim cap”.

A month later, with the smiley cap design created, passed to a supplier and caps printed, those swimmers returned to enjoy many more swims with a growing group of local friends, all wearing smiles on their faces … and on their heads!

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Happy Wild Swimming cap in Florida

As swims progressed in different locations and more swimmers joined in the fun a few onlookers requested they have caps too. The word soon spread and the requests became more frequent. The original private local swimming group already had their own secret social group but to allow others to enjoy the fun, the caps were given their own public Facebook group Happy Wild Swimming. Swimmers around the UK started to request a cap and some uploaded photos of themselves and friends wearing the caps in different locations and in a variety of poses. The word then reached USA swimmers from Miami Beach Florida, to Virginia and Seattle, through to swimmers in Australia and Scandinavia, all purchasing their own caps to join in the sharing of images via the Facebook group Happy Wild Swimming.

For the few less adventurous swimmers who still wanted to enjoy the fun design but in the less wild environment of lido swimming pools and indoor swimming pools, the ‘happy Swimming’ option was created – still one in which they declared that they were always ‘Happy Swimming’! Added to this were requests from those outdoor swimmers happily acclimatised to all year round outdoor swimming in cold water, winter swimming and even ice swimming  – leading to the ‘Happy Cold swimming’ cap. In fact, now swimmers all around the world have purchased various colours, many buying several colours in each cap design to suit their various swimming locations outdoors, indoors and when on holiday abroad.

The social fun of sharing photos uploaded has been enjoyed by swimmers around the UK. Not just in various places across England, also in Wales, Scotland, Shetlands, Channel Islands and USA. Swimmers have taken them on trips abroad, featuring caps on sunbeds in the Canary Islands, in Spanish coastal waves, bathing in hot springs in Iceland and even worn by a horse rider in Africa!

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It begs the question, ‘can we rule out that one day they’ll be in space?’

To mark their enjoyment of the ‘Happy caps’ several swimmers requested related publications be created to further spread the enjoyment swimmers have when happy wild swimming. So, with the cooperation of the swimmers providing personal contributions the Happy Wild Swimming publications came to life with the first book “Swimming with smiles” – www.swimmingwithsmiles.com later followed by Swimming with shivers – www.swimmingwithshivers.com

Happy Wild Swimming – what a ‘wild’ idea!

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2018 OFFER 40% OFF -ONLY £20.18 (+shipping) – Both books bought together

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2018 is a whole New Year for special offers!

The New Year brings with it thoughts of new hobbies and new ways to enjoy existing hobbies. These exclusive deals are only available from www.altern8ives.com

Be happy reading in 2018

2018 stands for £20.18 when it comes to this bargain book offer. That’s a huge saving! Over 40% OFF the usual RRP of £33.98 for both books. So buy them together and save almost £14 !!

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2018 OFFER over 40% OFF – ONLY £20.18 (+shipping) – Both books bought together

Both Swimming with smiles & Swimming with shivers books contain multiple true stories by various swimmers from all over the world. In their own words they explain personal experiences and their choice of favourite photographs allow the reader to enjoy the locations involved in various events. From early days of beginning to swim through to unexpected adventures and wonderful successes as individuals and within teams. Immerse yourself in their watery worlds of differing outdoor wild swimming. Understand how they pushed through difficult times to make wild swimming and open water swimming their preferred hobby all year round.

Happy swimming during 2018

Make 2018 the year you decided to be seen to be swimming with smiles!

Grab a Happy 2018 swimming cap for yourself and your swim buddies to make all your 2018 swims memorable. Whether solo swimming or in a group, the happy caps will ensure all swims are fun times.

These highest quality silicone swimming hats are ideal for all types of swimming. Use them during your visits to indoor swimming pools, on beaches at home and abroad, or when enjoying the adventures of outdoor wild swimming locations, all seasons of the year.

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Happy 2018 swimming caps

Warm and snug

… and stay comfortable throughout 2018 by treating yourself to a  warm and snug happy face design hoodie.

You’ll feel cosy and dry in all weathers wearing these proven quality, stylishly designed hoodies. They include the extra benefit of a double-layer hood and option of overhead or zipped front. With various colours to suit all tastes and choice of ladies-fit or relaxed unisex style, there is something suitable for everyone.

Adults and children alike can relax knowing they are wearing comfortable, yet practical, quality clothing. Onlookers will smile too when they take note of your professionally embroidered high quality happy face logo and optional rear wording.

This year, wherever you swim, ensure you are showing how happy you are, by wearing your Happy Wild Swimming hoodie.

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Happy Hoodies Overhead & Zipped Embroidered! 

 

Variety adds spice

It has been said  that ‘variety is the spice of life’ … so see for yourself the variety of items which will help you make 2018 your happy year.

Take a look at the many happy choices available form www.altern8ives.com  and make 2018 your happiest year yet!

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Happy New Year – Happy 2018 – Happy Swimming

Happy New Year Swimming

Get ready to say Happy New Year and Happy 2018 in a highest quality silicone swimming cap!

Ideal for a Happy New Year celebration our unique design of three smiley happy faces will have onlookers joining in the fun of your swims. Perfect for New Year Day swims and to wear all year long.

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Enjoy a Happy New Year in a Happy 2018 swimming cap

The Happy 2018 swimming caps are available in a range of colours EXCLUSIVELY from www.altern8ives.com

Adding to the range of fun happy caps designs worn by swimmers worldwide they provide entertaining and positive vibes to any swim.

If you too like the idea of sharing your photos feel free to join the Facebook group: Happy Wild Swimming

Happy New Year will be the cry on the 1st January 2018 and Happy 2018 will be the thought throughout the whole year as you flash your smiles at all around.

Celebrating 2018 Happy New Year Day from start to finish … and continue happy swimming with smiles all year through in your fun high quality silicone swimming cap.

Show everyone that you’re a happy swimmer every swim and watch how others smile back when they see your happy faces swimming by.

Suitable for outdoor swimming or indoor pools, your Happy New Year swims can be given that extra fun at all swimming locations – whether taking part in open water events, a personal dip or attending social wild swimming spots.

Make this Happy New Year a year to remember!

A Happy 2018 cap giving you that boost of joy and happiness from beginning to end.

Love  swimming? Then show others how much by wearing the smiles!

Happy New Year resolutions could include joining other happy swimmers of all abilities from all sorts of varied locations in Facebook group: Happy Wild Swimming … and if you are happy swimming, why not add to your wardrobe with other happy items.

Staying warm for a Happy New Year 

Take a look at the highly praised, fully embroidered (not just printed), extra warm, Happy Wild Swimming Hoodies.

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The hoodies will ensure you stay warm this winter. Double-layer hoods for added warmth and ribbon pull-chords for elegant control of the hood fitting. Enjoy the comfortable smooth-to-touch and stylish appearance of high quality embroidered logo & wording. With an option of embroidered wording on the back too, stating “Swimming with smiles” these wonderful hoodies will be fun and add style to your swimming hobby.

Happy reading this Happy New Year!

Read all about how others wear a smile and remain happy. See the swimming books which feature many of the group swimmers e.g. “Swimming with smiles” – Happy Wild Swimming book. Approximately 70 true stories, more than 200 pages and 400 swimmers’ own favourite photographs of their outdoor swimming adventures. Tales told, memories recollected and swim spots shared. All full of happy smiles on faces and on their heads!

Buy www.swimmingwithsmiles.com

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“Swimming with smiles” book – Happy Wild Swimming

 

Note: Also available is the book Swimming with shivers – Happy Cold Swimming – which contains more true stories but this time from cold water swimmers. Those who relish the chilly cold water swims of winter swimming, cold swimming events and even ice-mile swims, among several other unique chilly tales. Add in also three scientific research studies and the book is packed full of interesting and entertaining pages!

Buy www.swimmingwithshivers.com

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“Swimming with shivers” book – Happy Cold Swimming

 

Here’s to you having an exciting and wonderful Happy New Year … a very Happy 2018 … and wishing you Happy Swimming always!

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Happy swimming – happy hoodies – happy caps

The seasons have changed to cooler days, yet wild swimmers continue to be happy swimming. Their happy hoodies are keeping their bodies warm out of the water and their happy caps ensuring their heads are warm and safely visible whilst swimming.

Now is a great time to buy the happy hoodies as it’s ahead of proposed price increases.

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Happy Wild Swimming Hoodies

Keeping warm is important to all swimmers. Happy Wild Swimming hoodies are uniquely designed with their logo and wording FULLY EMBROIDERED (not just printed).

They are manufactured with DOUBLE-LAYER HOODS for added thickness and neat RIBBON STYLE PULL_CORDS allowing the wearer to fully adjust the tightness of the hood. Available as OVERHEAD or ZIP-UP, there is also an option for EMBROIDERED WORDING on the reverse or bespoke wording on the front.

However, you can’t buy these just anywhere. The Happy Wild Swimming hoodies are EXCLUSIVE to www.altern8ives.com and members of Facebook group: Happy Wild Swimming.

Swimmers of all abilities can join the group by grabbing a happy cap to be one of many worldwide swimmers enjoying the camaraderie of happy swimming in various locations. Click an image or go to www.altern8ives.com

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Happy Cold Swimming caps
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Happy 2018 caps

Similar to the happy hoodies, the happy caps are of the highest quality silicone. They provide perfect warmth and comfort. Their bright, fun designs make them a joy to wear and keep the swimmer easily visible whilst happy swimming.

… and why not have a happy car too?

See onlookers smile as you drive along sharing your love for happy swimming with a Happy Car Window Sticker – positioned on the inside of your car window.

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Car Window Sticker – Happy Wild Swimming

If you enjoy the water and you enjoy being happy, then treat yourself and swim buddies to the range of happy swimming products and you’ll always be happy swimming!

FREE Car Sticker – Free Car Window Stickers

FREE Car Sticker with every purchase of a happy swimming book or happy hoodie, whilst stocks last!

All wild swimmers will love a FREE car sticker worded: Happy Wild Swimming

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FREE Car Window Sticker – Happy Wild Swimming

FREE if you buy one of the happy swimming books or any Happy Wild Swimming Hoodie from www.altern8ives.com

Your FREE car sticker comes with a bright yellow happy face – perfect for every car or van glass window – depicting a  very cheerful happy face to announce that you are indeed Happy Wild Swimming

Make your car happy with an uplifting smiley face design car sticker and watch as onlookers cannot resist smiling as well.

Each sticker is printed as a transparent sticker with a central happy face beaming pure happiness surrounded by wording  of Happy Wild Swimming.

These FREE car stickers match the wording found on other items from the worldwide social swimming group found on Facebook: Happy Wild Swimming.

Members consist of various abilities and worldwide locations. All are encouraged to share their enjoyment of the hobby of outdoor swimming by telling others how they feel with happy logos on swimming caps, embroidered hoodies and members own true stories in the swimming books, as well as via the FREE car stickers – all available from www.altern8ives.com

Obtain your own FREE car sticker by buying one of these:

www.swimmingwithsmiles.com

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Happy Wild Swimming Hoodies

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Happy Wild Swimming Hoodies

If not already involved, make yourself a promise to join a new fun hobby today!

You too can display a FREE car sticker, wear a happy hoodie and swimming cap, as well as read all about the various happy wild swimmers in the group.

Happy Swimming!

You deserve to be happy too! So enjoy the fun of an outdoor wild swim and make your car a happy car with these happy car stickers.

Nobody can resist a smile! Everyone loves being happy!

Placed on the inside of the glass window of your car windscreen, side window or rear window, these FREE car stickers will show-off the fun designed happy face smiley image along with the words: ‘Happy Wild Swimming’

Make yourself and your car happy by buying a book or hoodie and receiving your FREE car sticker today – and tell your friends too!

 

Happy Car Window Stickers

Happy Car Window Stickers are back!

Following requests from numerous wild swimmers these car stickers are back in stock at www.altern8ives.com

Back by popular demand and with even brighter happy faces are the wonderfully cheerful happy car window stickers worded: Happy Wild Swimming

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Car Window Stickers – Happy Wild Swimming

Treat your car to an uplifting fun smiley faced design car sticker and see onlookers smile too.

Printed on transparent stickers the central happy face beams with happiness above the wording declaring you to be happy wild swimming.

These car stickers match the worldwide happy wild swimming swim caps provided by the Facebook group: Happy Wild Swimming.

With members of all abilities and differing global locations, the social swimming group encourages swimmers to announce their joy of outdoor swimming with suitably worded swimming attire and now the car window stickers, all available from www.altern8ives.com

In addition to swimwear, the members share their love for swimming all year with true stories and favourite photographs in two books. They cover a vast range of backgrounds and reasons why each enjoy  swimming with smiles.

Read their stories by going to:

www.swimmingwithsmiles.com

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www.swimmingwithshivers.com

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Make your swimming more pleasurable by joining in today!

Wear a happy cap, display a happy car sticker and read about happy swimmers.

Happy Swimming!

 

Everyone deserves to be happy! If you enjoy the pleasure of outdoor swimming and you also drive or know someone who does, then these happy car stickers are ideal.

Who can resist a smile? Who doesn’t like being happy?

Placed inside a glass window of a car windscreen or even the window in an office or a home, these car window stickers proudly display the wording: ‘Happy Wild Swimming’ to all who read it.

Make your car a happy car and treat any friends to one too – today!

 

 

Outdoor swimming with smiles and shivers

Outdoor swimming is a tremendous hobby to enjoy. Healthy and sociable, it is pleasing to all who include it as part of their lifestyle.

Outdoor swimming with smiles and shivers – yes, that’s what happens!

Following the launch of the two outdoor swimming books available from www.altern8ives.com readers can enjoy the world of swimming during all seasons through the eyes of the swimmers who do.

These books provide a variety of stories by the swimmers in the swimmers’ own words and favourite photographs. Learn about who swims where and why they have taken-up the pleasure of outdoor swimming. Read about their own experiences and view the locations they’ve encountered while happy swimming. The two books cover all types of swimming throughout the year. They provide swimmers’ first hand accounts of the challenges of swimming events, such as the English Channel and Ice miles.

“Swimming with smiles” book – Happy Wild Swimming
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Swimming with smiles – Happy Wild Swimming book
Swimming with shivers book – Happy Cold Swimming
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Swimming with shivers – Happy Cold Swimming book

Swimmers around the world take part in various versions of outdoor swimming, from a simple solo dip to organised outdoor events. In the sea, river, lakes, lido pools and even streams and waterfalls, all provide wonderful locations for outdoor swimming spots.

Facebook group Happy Wild Swimming provide a variety of fun design happy swimming caps and other outdoor swimming related items. These are all available via the following:

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Facebook group: Happy Wild Swimming

Twitter: @happywildswim

Instagram: happywildswimming

or Contact Us

If you’ve never tried it, give it a go. Any time of year is a good time of year to start swimming outdoors – everyday is ideal to be happy wild swimming!

If you have any questions or simply wish to follow other swimmers during the years ahead, join the Facebook group: Happy Wild Swimming. You will soon see for yourself that this easy to achieve hobby is for all abilities, all locations, all year round!

Happy swimming!

Swimming books offers buy now book offer

Swimming books often cover just places to swim or biographies of swimmers telling their own individual stories. However, the Swimming with smiles book and Swimming with shivers book each contain a variety of swimmers’ personal stories and their chosen photographs from around the world – a wonderful choice of stories to read in any order that suits you.

BOOK READERS OFFERS – Special Price Offers

For readers interested in swimming books at excellent prices

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OFFER #1 … 20% OFF either book

OFFER #2 … 25% OFF  both books

 

Swimming with smiles book for just £13.59 + p&p

That's 20% OFF the individual RRP £16.99 +p&p
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Swimming with smiles – Happy Wild Swimming book

 

Swimming with shivers book for only £13.59 + p&p

That's 20% SAVED on the RRP £16.99 +p&p

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Buy BOTH BOOKS for as little as £24.99 + p&p

MORE THAN 25% SAVING on combined RRP £33.98 +p&p
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These swimming books offers are limited so don’t delay – buy today!

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These swimming books are enjoyed by swimmers and non-swimmers alike!

Swimming books come in all shapes and sizes. They range from purely educational books in support of training and development, through to light-hearted fun true stories.

There are many swimming books to choose from so make a happy choice. Choose to read about other swimmers. Let them share their wonderful and insightful stories and photographs with you. Allow yourself to be immersed into their worlds of swimming with smiles and swimming with shivers.

The swimmers in these swimming books have personal reasons for enjoying all their swims. Whether dipping or seeking to cross the English Channel, whether to find social fun and friendships or to achieve ambitions of distant swimming or swimming ice miles. They will tell you why they do and how they do in all sorts of different locations.

Those swimmers who continue to swim all year round explain how being happy cold swimming has allowed them to cope with and be thrilled at swimming with shivers. The images and articles will educate and inform the reader. The stories will tug at your heart strings one minute, before making you laugh moments after.

These swimming books provide informative content, allow the reader to become aware of swimming events, different locations and the variety of challenges undertaken and ambitions sought by various swimmers the whole world over.

Drift into their world of swimming chapter by chapter and allow yourself to be with them during their moments of success and failures as they provide true stories of adventures in water and experiences only they can explain in their own words.

Swimming books rarely allow you to read several swimmers’ views in one book. These do. Buy them today and enjoy them for as long as you wish, revisiting the swimmers’ stories and photographs as often as you wish.

Enjoy every page as they do every stroke!

For more information see www.altern8ives.com

or email hello@altern8ives.com

Happy Swimming All Year Happy Cold Swimming

Happy swimming all year is what they say – more and more swimmers are happy swimming through the year.

As February begins we have seen an increase in swimmers who have endured winter swimming conditions and are still enjoying their cold water swimming – with additional requests for our Happy Cold Swimming caps.

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Happy Cold Swimming cap – www.altern8ives.com

The New Year saw many swimmers also grab a special option of a Happy 2017 cap (sold out) which many plan to wear throughout the year.

December saw the successful release for Christmas of the first book “Swimming with smiles” – Happy Wild Swimming.

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Swimming with smiles book – www.swimmingwithsmiles.com

It instantly gained much interest from swimmers and non-swimmers alike, with wonderful feedback from the readers so far and a nice book review in the H2Open Magazine.

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Book Review “Swimming with Smiles” – www.altern8ives.com

The book can only be purchased from www.swimmingwithsmiles.com or www.altern8ives.com

The ever-increasing interest in the Facebook group: Happy Wild Swimming, with the associated items such as happy caps, “Swimming with smiles” book, Happy Hoodies, etc, all via www.altern8ives.com has already lead to the next book being on the way.

Titled “Swimming with Shivers” it is intended for earliest release to be available along side the first book.

This latest book will focus on the swimmers’ personal experiences of cold water swimming / ice swimming / winter swimming and will include background on the events and various associations.

To be added to the list to be notified of a release date please:

Contact Us or email to hello @altern8ives.com

Happy swimming all year in cold water

There was a time most people wouldn’t entertain leaving their home without being fully wrapped up. Nowadays more and more are heading out with their swim costume ready to swim in cold water conditions.

Local lido pools and lakes are staying open all year and of course the coastline and riverbanks allow easy access to the sea and rivers all year round.

With the increase in popularity of swimmers being happy swimming all year, so have events for those wishing to. These provide safe, fun environments for the cold water enthusiasts, as well as revenue for the local pools or groups putting on the event. They encourage everyone to look after each other in what is proving to be a very healthy pastime for all ages, from young children to ‘eager to stay fit’ elderly individuals.

The excitement extends around the world now – from cold water, winter swimming to others training themselves for ice miles and swimming under the ice too. There is definitely an increase in worldwide interest in being happy swimming all year round.

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Happy swimming book – “Swimming with smiles” Happy Wild Swimming

So who wants a happy swimming book then? Clearly many want a good one since the book “Swimming with smiles” made it’s arrival in December and has instantly been very well received by all who are happy swimming. Not just around UK but in USA, Europe and even down under!

Filled full with almost 70 true short stories by an assortment of outdoor swimmers, each telling their tales from childhood to more recent times, it doesn’t lack content. There is so much included inside it keeps all book readers interested.

BUY THE BOOK FROM www.swimmingwithsmiles.com

This wonderful swimming book allows each swimmer to express their thoughts and memories in their own words. Accompanied by 400 photos across more than 200 pages it covers a whole range of outdoor swimming informative views.

The contributing swimmers include various groups around UK and USA, plus an Australian, a Dutch Naval officer and a lady in China. There are tales of childhood times, recovering from illnesses and achieving personal successes. From simply getting into the water and being happy swimming to those who have exceeded their ambitions and swum the English Channel solo. All provide a worthwhile read from the swimmer’s own point of view.

With the additions of some recommended swim locations, events attended and challenges undertaken, this swim book is a very well compiled book.

Most swimming books are about locations. This happy swimming book is centred around the happy swimming enjoyed by members of the Facebook group Happy Wild Swimming and the various happy caps worn by the swimmers. The latest being the Happy 2017 cap.

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The Happy 2017 cap celebrates the forthcoming New Year and allows swimmers to continue wearing the swimming cap throughout the 2017 year ahead.

Available from www.altern8ives.com it is one of several swimming cap designs and swimming swimwear items they provide. The happy logo continues to work it’s magic on this new swim hat proudly positioned within the zero of the Happy 2017 wording.

Join in the fun and declare a Happy 2017 to everyone who sees you!

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www.swimmingwithsmiles.com

www.happywildswimming.com