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.
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!
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. 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 and swimmers in Miami Beach, Florida, and Seattle purchased their own caps, joining in the sharing of images via the Facebook group Happy Wild Swimming Caps.
With the months moving from summer to winter a few less adventurous swimmers requested that they still enjoy the fun design but wanted to do so in lido swimming pools and indoor swimming pools. A less wild environment but still one in which they wished to declare that they were always ‘Happy Swimming’! Added to this were a few requests from those outdoor swimmers happily acclimatised to all year round outdoor swimming, but who, as one put it, were less ‘wild’ and more ‘civilised’ swimmers … simply, ‘Happy Swimming’ – so the optional ‘Happy Swimming’ cap was created. In fact, several swimmers have purchased various colours in both cap designs to suit their various swimming locations of 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! Currently awaited in complete contrast is a cap to be worn by an Artic ice-swimmer in Alaska.
It begs the question, ‘can we rule out that one day they’ll be a cap in space?’
To mark the development of the ‘Happy Wild Swimming’ caps and ‘Happy Swimming’ caps, swimmers have requested that a magazine be created to
further spread the enjoyment swimmers have when happy wild swimming. So, in the pipeline, subject to swimmers contributions continuing, the Happy Wild Swimming Magazine is on the blocks … ready to dive in anytime soon.
A Happy Wild Swimming Magazine – what a ‘wild’ idea!
The Happy Wild Swimming Magazine can be obtained from: