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The Happy Cold Swimming cap is new to the range of ‘Happy’ caps swimming collection.
Ideal for those who like to share the pleasure of cold swimming in chilly water and at the same time wear a cheeky happy face.
The blue faced fun design swimming cap is indicative of the cold water most winter swimmers revel in. The white base colour to the cap has similarity to the snow of winter swimming, or the ice white of the ice swimming conditions, several extreme winter swimmers endure.
Treat yourself to a Happy Cold Swimming cap in your caps collection today.
As nice as it is to enjoy the natural waters all year round, it is vital to stay safe. The cold water can be severely cold at times. There are swimmers who train specifically to endure the low temperatures of organised cold water swimming events. There are also social and hobby swimmers who gradually build-up their tolerance to the harsh waters. If you wish to begin swimming in colder waters first seek advice and understanding from those who do. Have a companion with you where possible. If not in the water, then as land support watching you swim. Agree a signal or action to be taken in the event that a serious situation occurs. Taking the right steps allows you to fully enjoy the adventure of cold water swimming.
The joy of swimming free in open natural water is something personal to the individual. Until tried it cannot be understood to many an onlooker. But at least in your Happy Cold Swimming cap they will be smiling back at you as you enjoy your cold swim!
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.
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!
When it comes to swimmers being happy wild swimming it’s clearly a case of watch this space!
Happy Wild Swimming Caps – Facebook public group for swimmers worldwide – has continued to see more swimmers keen to enjoy the fun side of swimming.
Happy Wild Swimming on Facebook
From beginners to openwater swimming to successful English Channel solo swimmers, all are buying happy wild swimming caps. They are then joining the Facebook group Happy Wild Swimming Caps to upload their own photos. Swimmers wear the smiles of the fun design happy wild swimming caps comforted that they are also safely visible.
The world of social wild swimming and openwater swimming events has become more popular in recent years. Encouraged by many social media groups including Facebook group Happy Wild Swimming Caps
Some swimmers simply meet-up as friends, others swim as individuals. Locations vary from a shallow river stream to the wide ocean seas. Events cover social fun dips through to competitive events organised by major sponsors.
The important thing with all swimming is safety. The Happy Wild Swimming Caps design was originally for this purpose. A bright yellow happy face on a bright coloured silicone cap. Some event caps are just latex as they are for a single use, but the Happy Wild Swimming Caps are high quality silicone caps. This provides full comfort and lasting use, whether being worn in the swimming pool, river, lake or sea. They’ve stayed on the heads of solo Channel swimmers all the way to France. During one swim resisting the treacherous weather conditions for over 20 hours!
The happy face design ensures the individual swimmer’s can declare their joy at taking part in this ever-popular hobby.
Happy Wild Swimming Caps can be bought via www.happywildswimming.com and found on Facebook as Happy Wild Swimming Caps and Twitter as @ happywildswim as well as among other social media too.
See also www.altern8ives.com for a variety of happy wild swimming caps related items available for purchase in UK, Europe, USA and other countries on request.
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Well, what can I say. This time last year, I was in a totally different place. I am a member of the Redcaps Open Water Swimming Club and loved nothing better than to socialise and swim with my best mate Tony Mellett. We covered all sorts of swim events together and took part at every opportunity. But then on 1st May 2014, sadly, he collapsed and died. No warning, no illness, just collapsed and died. Things like this are not supposed to happen to my mates.
My mind has been a bit of a whirl-wind since then. I distanced myself from the club a bit and seemed lost without my sole-mate.
In 2013, Tony Mellett and myself were part of a relay team that got within a cats whisker to French soil, but then we had to abandon the mission due to bad weather. The team, minus my soul mate, got together in 2014 and this time, we had to do it for Tony. And we did.
But I always secretly had a yearning to attempt this enormous challenge solo one day. And now seems as good a time as any. I have devoted a whole year to training and am currently being pushed to extremes by my coach and Redcaps Lady Captain, Lorraine Rate. She sets all my sessions for me on a weekly basis, and swims with me once a week to ensure I’m on track. I hate her most of the time coz the sessions hurt like hell, but at least I don’t have to worry about what to do next. I just wait for my Monday email and follow instructions!!!!
Anyway, back to my challenge. Having been part of two relay crossings and having been fortunate to be part of Tom Durhsens boat crew last year, I know exactly what I have let myself in for. ‘The Mistress’ as the English Channel is often referred to by solo swimmers can be evil. (A bit like Lorraine!). She can turn on you without warning and if she decides she ain’t letting you across that channel, then that’s it. She turns and churns and spits you out – definately like Lorraine!! And, as Tom found out only too well on his crossing when at one point, he had swum strong and solid for over an hour but only moved forward a few metres. Evil bitch is that Channel Mistress. So, I am fully aware of what I have let myself in for.
Lorraine and I took a tour of Little Havens recently and whilst we all know what Little Havens is, until you walk around that beautiful establishment in Benfleet and come close to all those little suffering children, it doesn’t really sink home. I want to make a difference to someone, I want to help, I want to contribute. We were taken into the Woodland Suite, where they take the children to die peacefully. They decorate the room each time in association with what that child loved best. We visited on a day when a small boy, who had been a huge West Ham fan, had just passed away. Emma explained how the room was decorated in all West Ham colours and posters to make his final days so much more relaxing for him and his family. There were children curled up in blankets on the sofa watching Disney’s Frozen. How we got through that day without tears, I do not know. So, this is why I have to swim to France. I want to make a contribution to Little Havens and help make a difference to a child’s final journey.
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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: