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Happy Fleece Beanie Hats Happy Hat

HAPPY FLEECE BEANIE HATS – AVAILABLE NOW!

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With a wonderful choice of 3 Happy logos embroidered onto any of the range of 8 colours, there is plenty of variety for everyone – make your swims warm happy swimming adventures today!

The fun design hats are manufactured in double-layer fleece ensuring a very cosy head before and after any swim, as well as when worn as an every day winter hat.

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Happy Fleece Beanie Hats – double-layer warmth!

 

Happy Fleece Beanie Hats are unique designs and exclusive to www.altern8ives.com and Facebook group: Happy Wild Swimming

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 Swimming
  • Happy Wild Swimming
  • Happy Cold Swimming

The 8 colours available are:

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Choose from 8 colours

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.

TO BUY – click here:  Happy Fleece Beanie Hats or go to www.altern8ives.com

Did you know? You can also order these in the  same 3 Happy logo designs:

Happy Hoodies

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Happy Hoodies Overhead & Zipped Embroidered!

Happy Swimcaps – including the Happy 2019 Swimming Caps

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Happy 2019 Swimming Caps – AVAILABLE NOW!

 

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 Swimming everyone!

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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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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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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www.swimmingwithshivers.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!

 

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!

Book Swimming with smiles pages

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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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Book: “Swimming with smiles”

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