IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING OUR UPCOMING EVENTS!!
 
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.
Jason

You can sign up for your event below, We design the chilly dippers structure to be progressive and therefore have entry requirements for our event distances of 400m and above.  Please note these below before submitting your entry:

  • You must be 16 years minimum to be able to participate in Chilly Dippers Events, there are no exceptions to this rule.  Those aged 16-18 years old must have a parent / legal guardian present on the day who must also sign a document giving permission for you to swim.  Under 18’s may swim events upto 200m only through the season, we are unable to allow under 18’s to swim other distances.
  • To swim in our 400m event we have a split criteria, you must:
    –  If the water is OVER 10 degrees on the day of the event there is no qualifying swim to enter the 400m, this would ONLY apply to our first event in November (temperatures permitting)
    –  For subsequent events you MUST Have swum in our 200m/400m event in the previous month or be able to provide proof of swimming a 400m event in 10 degrees celsius or less (see below for acceptable proof)
  • To swim an event of 800m you MUST have first completed a swim of 400m or more in water of 8 degrees or less.  To swim an event of 1km you MUST have first completed an event of 800m or more in water of 8 degrees or less.  For an event above 1km you must first have completed a 1km swim (chilly dippers may offer a 1.2 or 1.6km swim in the future) in 5 degrees or less.
  • If the organisers deem the conditions on a particular day to be harsh, be because of water temperature or weather conditions they may ask for additional, stricter criteria to enter a particular distance.  The organisers reserve the right to downgrade a swimmers swim distance in such circumstances on the grounds of safety. (for example running a 1km swim in water temperatures of 2 degrees may not be appropriate for some swimmers who have previously met our sigh off criteria)
  • If you have swum your qualifying swim in a wetsuit you must swim the event entered into in the same swim attire.  For example you cannot perform a qualifying swim in a wetsuit and enter the next event up non wetsuit using the wetsuit qualifier.
  • Acceptable forms of proof for sign off.
    A signed declaration from a Qualified Open Water Swim Coach (ASA or STA qualified only) or a representative of a relevant winter / Ice swimming body (i.e. IISA).   This must state time, date, distance and the coaches name, club or business and qualification details and whether the swim was a wet suited swim or non wet suited swim. A template can be found here if needed.  We may check your sign offs details if they are not known to us.  BTF and Non Open Water Qualified coaches are not authorised sign offs unless also a member of a relevant winter / Ice swim organisation as above.
    Proof of a previous event swim of this distance and above from another cold water swimming event such as ChillSwim.  This can be in the form of a certificate or event page listing, must also state wetsuit or non wetsuit.
    Alternatively you may work up to the relevant distance by partaking in a relevant Chilly Dippers event and meeting our own qualifying criteria above.
  • Chilly Dippers take safety very seriously and highly recommend those new to cold water swimming start with a 50m or 100m event (depending on temperature and wetsuit or non wetsuit).  In the event of doubt by the chilly dippers organisers we may state that you downgrade your event if we believe experience or conditions dictate this.
  • Cold water swimming is an extreme sport and the event organiser and safety crew will be looking out for you in the water and onshore.  Should the safety crew become concerned about your well being then they will extract you from the water.  Their decision is final.
  • As well as the above please read all the notes on the booking page and ensure you have booked the correct event and date before signing up

 

IMPORTANT BOOKING NOTES:
Please note that there are some mistakes in the booking system at the moment ref January and March Events, these are highlighted below.  We will change our booking system as soon as the manager of the system returns next week.

Apologies, please check info below before entering so you are clear on the events:

 

Event Heading: 1000 Mtr Swim 27th January 2018 (ratified)
Current Description in event itself:
Chilly Dipper 1000 Mtr Swim 27th January 2018 (ratified)
Change to:
Chilly Dipper 1000 Mtr Swim 27th January 2018
Event Heading: Chilly Dippers ICE MILE Swim 3rd March 2018
Event Heading Change: Chilly Dippers 1 Mile Swim 3rd March 2018 (Will run if temperature is ABOVE 7 degrees, NOTE: This is NOT an Ice Mile swim)
Current Description in event itself:
Chilly Dippers ICE MILE Swim 24th February 2018
Change to:
Chilly Dippers 1 Mile Swim 3rd March 2018 (Will run if temperature is ABOVE 7 degrees, NOTE: This is NOT an Ice Mile swim)
 
 
Event Heading: Chilly Dipper 200 Mtr Swim 3rd March 2018
Current Description in event itself:
Chilly Dipper 200 Mtr Swim 24th February 2018
Change to:
Chilly Dipper 200 Mtr Swim 3rd March 2018
Event Heading: Chilly Dipper 400 mtr Swim 3rd March 2018
Current Description in event itself:
Chilly Dipper 200 mtr Swim 24th February 2018
Change to:
Chilly Dipper 400 mtr Swim 3rd March 2018
 
Event Heading: Chilly Dipper 1000 Mtr Swim 3rd March 2018
Current Description in event itself:
Chilly Dipper 1000 Mtr Swim 24th February 2018
Change to:
Chilly Dipper 1000 Mtr Swim 3rd March 2018