Festive Fun – Free Christmas and Boxing Day Events!

We would like to invite you all to our free community events on Christmas and Boxing  Day mornings

Christmas morning.

Come and join us for a bracing cold water dip to build up your appetite for Christmas lunch. Doors open at 1015 to be in the water at 1030 for a mass start. We’ll clear the pool at 1100 to give everybody time to go home and tend to the roasties. Changing rooms will be open, and hot showers available after your dip.

Wetsuits, Christmas jumpers, Santa hats and reindeer antlers welcome but not compulsory.

There will be hot and cold refreshments available, including mulled wine.

We make no charge for either swimmers or spectators, and it’s a great festive atmosphere to soak up. Previous Christmas Day dips have been a huge success with around 80 swimmers taking the plunge and many more spectating. Certificates of bravery available for any swimmer who’d like one. Donations on the day will be very welcome, if you wish to contribute to the upkeep of the pool.

This event is open to all ages, but under 14s MUST have a responsible adult in the water with them, and we strongly encourage the wearing of wetsuits for under 14s as the pool will NOT be heated.

It would help us if you could let us know whether you intend to come by joining this event on our Facebook Page. That will help us to estimate numbers and ensure we have sufficient life guard cover and mince pies on hand.

The Christmas Day Dips have been so popular that we are now also offering a more leisurely cold water swimming opportunity on Boxing Day morning –

Boxing Day morning.

If you wake up on Boxing Day feeling as stuffed as the turkey why not come and join us for a bracing cold water dip to get your metabolism going. Doors open at 1030, and we’ll be open until 1230. There’ll be lanes in, so the serious cold water swimmers can work up a sweat, and the rest of the pool will be available for dippers and bobbers looking to wash away the cobwebs. Changing rooms will be open, and hot showers available after your dip.

Wetsuits, Christmas jumpers, santa hats and reindeer antlers welcome but not compulsory.

There will be hot and cold refreshments available.

We make no charge for either swimmers or spectators, and it’s a great festive atmosphere to soak up. Previous Christmas Day dips have been a huge success with around 80 swimmers taking the plunge and many more spectating, so this year we are also offering a more leisurely Boxing Day swim as well. Certificates of bravery available for any swimmer who’d like one. Donations on the day will be very welcome, if you wish to contribute to the upkeep of the pool.

This event is open to all ages, but under 14s MUST have a responsible adult in the water with them, and we strongly encourage the wearing of wetsuits for under 14s as the pool will NOT be heated.

It would help us if you could let us know whether you intend to come by joining this event on our Facebook Page. That will help us to estimate numbers and ensure we have sufficient life guard cover and mince pies on hand.