Hi Chilly Dippers, We have an apology to make about our 1500m swim on the 3rd March. Our booking system incorrectly states this as an ICE MILE swim, this is a error in the system and it is NOT a ICE MILE swim, for two reasons;
1) The water temperature will likely y be about 7 degrees
2) Your safety is paramount and to have this swim in our calendar it would be on an individual basis, with extensive medical support.
3) We do took the decision early in the Chilly Dippers set up to not hold or promote a group Ice Mile swim.
In fact the 1500m event will only run if the water temperature is around 7 degrees.
It has also been noted that the system is wording some events as RATIFIED, again our apologies but this is an error on our part. We had intended to have some of our events as ratified events but changed this. Sadly the header of the booking changed but the wording still remained once yo clicked the link to book the event.
I apologise for the errors and thank Pauline and Catherine to prompt me to investigate what is going on. If you have already booked onto these events you should receive an email early next week from Jo advising of the above, refunds will be offered if these events no longer have your interest and you do not wish to swim in them.
Please accept our apologies for the wording error on the website.

Welcome to Chilly Dippers – Winter Swimming Events

Chilly Dippers events are organised by Waterland Outdoor Pursuits and South West Swim and comprise of a series of 4 events every winter with the aim to encourage people to try winter swimming, be it in a wetsuit or in a costume.  In 2015 we looked at the current offerings of winter swimming events and noticed that many were traditional, i.e. only allowing entrants to wear a costume.  We felt this did not encourage some swimmers to try winter swimming and felt events that encouraged participation were needed, be that in a costume, wetsuit or full wetsuit, gloves, boots and hat.

Chilly Dippers was born!!

Chilly Dipper events are fully safety covered so provide a safe environment for you to test your limits.  We offer various distances from 50metres to 800m / 1km.  With safety in mind we do have entry requirments for the longer events of 400m and above and you must be 16 years and over to enter (restrictions and permissions apply).

Chilly Dipper events are aimed to provide a small and non competitive environment, so swimmers can enjoy the swim and challenge THEMSELVES.  You will get a time for your swim but it is certainly not a race with podium finshes.  We had great feedback on this concept in our first year.

Afterwards you will get a soup and roll, hot drink and an event medal, plus your swim time.