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 heads rule! More and more people are declaring that they are happy swimming when they are enjoying the hobby of swimming.
For many the joy is to see others wearing smiles too and there’s no better way than to let onlookers see you wearing your bright happy smiles on your head as you swim.
Happy caps from Facebook group Happy Wild Swimming are now proudly worn by a variety of swimmers of all abilities from all parts of the world.
Join them by buying a smile of your own from www.altern8ives.com or join the group on Facebook: Happy Wild Swimming
In addition to the main group for all swimmers worldwide there are also now groups in regions e.g. Happy Wild Swimming Scotland and Happy Wild Swimming Wales (a Wales worded version is due later this month) and even in USA.
Happy caps come with bright yellow happy face smiles on a choice of brightly coloured high quality silicone swimming caps. These are ideal for all types of swimming – outdoor swimming, open water swims, lido pools and indoor swimming pools.
… and for the winter swimming the suitably blue happy faces will re-appear as there will be further supplies of Happy Cold Swimming caps – which you can now pre-order
… and looking forward to more happy heads in the New Year 2019 a continued trend for Happy New Year celebrations will be satisfied by the Happy 2019 swimming cap being made available. The successes of previous years with caps worded Happy 2017 & Happy 2018 will be added to with a new Happy 2019 cap available via pre-order now.
Make your future swims extra happy swims … and maybe treat your swim-buddies to a fun birthday gift, a Christmas present or plan a new adventure?
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!
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.
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:
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 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.