Portishead Popsicle Cold Water Gala – 16 December 2017

Entries have now closed for this  year’s Popsicle,  scheduled for Saturday 16 December, with the first race starting at 9.30am. Events include  100m, 300m and 1000m distances, plus a 4 person relay event and, brand new for this year, a 33.3m fly event. There are separate Separate wetsuit and skins categories.

As always there will  be a distinctively festive theme with fancy dress and imaginative headgear encouraged.

Swimmers will also have the opportunity to set qualifying times for other cold water swimming events taking place throughout the winter, such as the Big Chillswim. Festive , and enticingly, competitors will be able to enjoy a dip in a hot tub and enjoy a glass or two of mulled wine.

Spectators will be very welcome, so do please come and cheer the swimmers on – if you are able to do a spot of volunteering, such as marshalling, stopwatch duty or just generally helping out so much the better!