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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 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!

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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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

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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!

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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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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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.happywildswimming.com

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A dozen pages snippets from book Swimming with smiles pages

 

“The team was made up of swimmers from 21 countries …”

“I saw the sunrise. A board got held up on the boat saying I had another half-hour to swim. Seriously? …”

“Five of us waded into the waves and headed off towards the island.”

“The beach is always quiet, even on a hot bank holiday, and has a mixture of sand and pebbles (which change shape as you move along the coast).”

“The pain was constant. I couldn’t move and had to be helped just to get to the bathroom.”

“We didn’t wear goggles or hats in those days and certainly not wetsuits!”

“I don’t actually remember learning to swim. It just sort of happened …”

“I mastered moving all my limbs in such a manner I would manage not to drown until I got to safety.”

“All too soon it is time to head back to the shore. We pass out through the main entrance to the cave, which is so big it could easily swallow a modern fishing trawler.”

“Looking back this was the most amazing month and genuinely changed me.”

“The water was halfway up the van. Another guy was trying to push the van back out.”

… in the Philippines to retrieve the ship’s anchor which had been lost during a typhoon.”

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Happy Wild Swimming Hoodies

Stay warm and really cosy in these high quality embroidered Happy Wild Swimming hoodies with double-layered hood and ribbon pull cords. Zipped with side pockets or Overhead with kangaroo pouch pocket.

Optional wording “Swimming with smiles” on the back and various sizes and styles to suit all ages and fitting choices.

To order go to: Happy Wild Swimming Hoodies

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Stay warm and cosy as well as look stylish in these extremely good quality long-lasting hoodies from Happy Wild Swimming.

Why settle for cheaper ones that are less quality? Happy Wild Swimming hoodies are available at an extremely reasonable price for this superior quality – these are worth every penny!

Embroidered happy face logo and embroidered wording means they look great and will keep looking that way – embroidery makes sense, it doesn’t peel like print can and the raised threads add to an all round higher quality, more stylish hoodie.

Treat yourself to a happy very warm hoodie today and immediately feel the benefit of their comfortable fit style and high quality material, while the smiley face will make others smile too.

The hoodie with the smile makes everyone happy!

Extra warmth comes from the double-layered hood, added to the roomy pockets, they are practical yet fully stylish. The happy face logo makes everyone happy and the range of colours allows all to have their preferred colour.

Any questions ask via the above Contact Us link or email:  hello @altern8ives.com

Hoodies come in all sorts of styles these days but the important thing is are they going to keep you warm whilst looking good? These Happy Wild Swimming hoodies do both! They are high quality, comfortably fitting designs and the logo and wording (optional) are embroidered for long lasting look. The hood is double-layered for extra warmth and the ties are stylish ribbon pull cords not strings.

Be happy – wear Happy Wild Swimming hoodies.

Happy Wild Swimming Spots On Video

Swimmers Favourite Swimming Spots Around The World.

With an increase in interest in their fun design Happy Wild Swimming Caps from swimmers around the World, the Facebook group: Happy Wild Swimming Caps has received video clips from swimmers showing the various favourite places they enjoy their wild swimming activities.

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Happy Wild Swimming – Diving In!

The swimming spots range from being in the sea, river, lake or streams to plunging in mountain pools and reservoirs.

The thrills are often captured in photographs, but not as frequently in video.

A few have joined in uploading video clips of swim spots by a basic 360 degree view. Others are becoming far more creative with music tracks and even wildlife involved. Take a look in the group!

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When it comes to swimmers being happy wild swimming it’s clearly a case of watch this space!

… or at least watch Facebook: Happy Wild Swimming Caps

 

Wild Swimming With A Smile

Wild swimming is the chosen hobby for many swimmers these days.   Those who do can always be seen wearing a smile!

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Happy Wild Swimming – Diving In!

There are many wild swimming groups around the world providing various options. Regular fixed places or varying locations to try. Some are paid-for excursion companies and others simply free to join-in social groups.

One such Facebook group is: Happy Wild Swimming Caps or see www.happywildswimming.com

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Happy Wild Swimming Caps in a calm blue sea

Join in  the fun and wear a smile as you do. Be happy swimming wherever you swim. There are many options of swimming caps and none are more cheerful than the ‘happy’ caps.

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Make this year the year you get involved. Get into swimming – become happy wild swimming!

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Life can be full of surprises and unexpected pleasures. Swimming indoors or outdoors can be one of them. To experience  swimming in the natural seas, rivers and lakes is to feel part of those unique environments.  Swimmers who wild swim find themselves immersed in personal satisfaction and social wellbeing. The only way to find out if it’s the hobby for you is to give it a go. So, either take your time to ask some questions, research where and when you can try it … or, find a few likeminded people and simply dive in! You are more than likely to find yourself a whole new happy world.

For more information or to understand what is involved go to: www.happywildswimming.com or www.happyswimming.co.uk

 

With all swimming comes the provision for personal safety. Always understand the area you are swimming in and seek companions for swims since solo swimming is not advisable incase of any unforeseen occurrences whilst enjoying your swim. Take care, always be safe and stay happy swimming!