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
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
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:
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 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!