In partnership with Complete Training Solutions we are hoping to reach our fundraising targets for BLOODWISE & Action on Pre-Eclampsia with The COLD 500m. We are also offering an opportunity to complete an ICE KM swim - for highly experienced cold water swimmers the ICE KM can be your ICE MILE qualifier, just some more training, or a PB attempt.
We expect water temperature to be around 5 degrees - this will depend on weather leading up to the event. You will need to have proven experience of swimming in similar water temperature over similar distances. Any questions just ask - firstname.lastname@example.org
C O L D 5 0 0 m Registration: 09:00 - 09:30. Swims will be timed and will be completed in pods of no more than 10 swimmers. Swim pod groupings and time slots will be allocated at registration based on a "first come, first served" basis. Pods will be set-off at approximately 15 minute intervals from 09:45. The course will be 3 laps of a 167m loop. I C E K M Once you have signed up we will be in touch to arrange an allocated time slot; slots available between 10:30 and 12:00. The course will be 6 laps of a 167m loop. If the water temperature is warmer than 5.9 degrees Celsius we can increase your swim distance if you want it to qualify you for an ICE MILE as stated in this file:
These charities were chosen because of close personal connections to both Les Heather (site manager) and his water safety instructor colleague Debbie Adams. Les has twice recovered from leukemia while Debbie’s son Riley was stillborn a year ago.
FAQs Do I need prior experience of cold water swimming? If you want to swim the 50m or 100m distances then you will need experience of swims in similar temperatures over similar distances.For the shorter distances less experience is required but you will need to be able to cope with immersion in cold water.
Can I wear a wetsuit? Yes.
Do I have to wear a tow-float? No.
Which charities are we supporting? Charities being supported on the day are blood cancer research organisation Bloodwise and Action on Pre-Eclampsia, chosen because of close personal connections to both Les and his water safety instructor colleague Debbie Adams. Les has twice recovered from leukaemia while Debbie’s son Riley was stillborn a year ago.
Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event? Minimum age 18. For younger participants a parent/guardian will need to be present and fill in relevant paper work.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Free parking available onsite.
Will there be any food & drinks available on site? Yes there will be food and drinks available to purchase.