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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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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!

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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.

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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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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

Book Swimming with smiles content:

400 Full Colour Photographs

Over 200 pages

Almost 70 True Stories

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Book Swimming with smiles will be available in time for Christmas. More information will be updated here as well as in the Facebook group: Happy Wild Swimming

See also Facebook pages Swimming with smiles, Happy Wild Swimming Publications, Happy Wild Swimming Gear. Also on Twitter @happywildswim @altern8ives @happyswimmingUK etc.

More details will appear soon.

NOTE: Happy Wild Swimming caps and related swimming items are available from www.altern8ives.com and Facebook group: Happy Wild Swimming – Join in the fun!

Happy swimming and swimming with smiles – it dosen’t get much better!

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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.

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Happy Wild Swimming hoodie in royal blue
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“Swimming with smiles”
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Happy Wild Swimming logo
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Happy Wild Swimming hoodie with zip

 

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.

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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!

CAPS worn by Gary and Claire

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

Happy Wild Swimming Caps sea www.happywildswimming.com www.altern8ives.com
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!

Happy Wild Swimming Caps

Happy Wild Swimming is both an active hobby and a brand name depicting the same.

There are many ways to enjoy a swim. Proudly showing that you are Happy Wild swimming is becoming more popular. Wearing a smile on your head is one way you are able to show that you are Happy Wild Swimming. Some would say the best way!

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Happy Wild Swimming Caps in a calm blue sea

Fun and enjoyment seen in swimmers smiles never ceases to make onlookers happy too. The swimming location may be the same yet the conditions there can vary considerably during the year.

Swimmers keen to enjoy the variety available during all seasons choose to swim all year round in various outdoor locations. In the sea, rivers and lakes, during sunshine or rain, summer or winter.

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Happy Wild Swimming Caps in the river

Some swim solo, whether a quick refreshing dip or across the English Channel.  Others prefer the social fun of a group outing. Safety in numbers and more adventurous swims follow. An example is a fancy dress swim for Halloween during an evening swim. Another would be a daytime challenge to swim through oncoming white waves. All swims are healthy and result in happy wild swimming.

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Happy Wild Swimming Caps during a Halloween Swim
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Happy Wild Swimming Caps into the waves

The Facebook group Happy Wild Swimming Caps provide swimming caps for swimmers. Each cap is made from high quality silicone in a bright colour with the wording Happy Wild Swimming Caps are available online at www.happywildswimming.com or via email to happywildswimming@gmail.com

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Happy Wild Swimming Caps and Happy Wild Swimming Dryrobe www.happywildswimming.com

In addition to declaring the swimmer’s joy of swimming in a fun design, the Happy Wild Swimming Caps provide all important safe visibility to other water users. Also available are the matching branded Happy Wild Swimming Dryrobes which provide instant warmth after a swim. Also available from www.happywildswimming.com and www.altern8ives.com

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Happy Wild Swimming on Facebook

Happy Wild Swimming Caps – Facebook public group for swimmers worldwide – has continued to see more swimmers keen to enjoy the fun side of swimming.

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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.

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Happy wild swimming cap looking out to sea

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.

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Happy Wild Swimming Caps

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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Happy Wild Swimming Magazine

Happy Wild Swimming!

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Happy Wild Swimming Magazine – A ‘wild’ idea.

Happy Wild Swimming Magazine

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Happy Wild Swimming Magazine

Happy Wild Swimming Magazine background.

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!

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