The hats are very high quality embroidered Happy fleece beanie hats – comfortable, extremely warm and quick drying too! Ideal for use when taking your winter dips or staying cosy after a pool swim.
The Happy logos are embroidered (not printed) and the 3 designs & wording available are:
Happy Wild Swimming
Happy Cold Swimming
The 8 colours available are:
Each hat is made to order so you’ll get exactly the design, wording and colour you choose. The sooner you order the sooner your head will be snuggled into the warm fleece and onlookers enjoying the fun design you’ve chosen.
Winter chills and colder waters shouldn’t stop a swimmer from enjoying their much loved hobby, whether they choose to be wild swimming in open water, swimming outdoors in a lido or dipping in their local swimming pool. These warm Happy Fleece Beanie Hats will help all to keep smiling while they do so.
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!
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Happy Wild Swimming Caps – Facebook public group for swimmers worldwide – has continued to see more swimmers keen to enjoy the fun side of swimming.
Happy Wild Swimming on Facebook
From beginners to openwater swimming to successful English Channel solo swimmers, all are buying happy wild swimming caps. They are then joining the Facebook group Happy Wild Swimming Caps to upload their own photos. Swimmers wear the smiles of the fun design happy wild swimming caps comforted that they are also safely visible.
The world of social wild swimming and openwater swimming events has become more popular in recent years. Encouraged by many social media groups including Facebook group Happy Wild Swimming Caps
Some swimmers simply meet-up as friends, others swim as individuals. Locations vary from a shallow river stream to the wide ocean seas. Events cover social fun dips through to competitive events organised by major sponsors.
The important thing with all swimming is safety. The Happy Wild Swimming Caps design was originally for this purpose. A bright yellow happy face on a bright coloured silicone cap. Some event caps are just latex as they are for a single use, but the Happy Wild Swimming Caps are high quality silicone caps. This provides full comfort and lasting use, whether being worn in the swimming pool, river, lake or sea. They’ve stayed on the heads of solo Channel swimmers all the way to France. During one swim resisting the treacherous weather conditions for over 20 hours!
The happy face design ensures the individual swimmer’s can declare their joy at taking part in this ever-popular hobby.
Happy Wild Swimming Caps can be bought via www.happywildswimming.com and found on Facebook as Happy Wild Swimming Caps and Twitter as @ happywildswim as well as among other social media too.
See also www.altern8ives.com for a variety of happy wild swimming caps related items available for purchase in UK, Europe, USA and other countries on request.