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Sunday 12th January 2020

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Bookings Open
Thursday 12th December 2019
Bookings Close
Friday 10th January 2020
Booking Fees
Booking Fee   £55.00   
Event Organiser - Alice Goodridge

Would you like to learn more about winter swimming? If the answer is YES then this workshop is for you!

The workshop has been created to develop the knowledge of those wishing to swim through the winter and will include a combination of classroom discussions on safe and practical approaches to swimming in cold water as well as a short in-water session in Loch Insh.

Location: Loch Insh Outdoor Centre, Kincraig, Kingussie, PH21 1NU

Duration: The course will run for 2.5 hours, finishing with soup and a hot drink in the Boathouse Restaurant. 

Please note: This workshop has limited places so please book soon to avoid disappointment

What is included?

The Winter Swimming Workshop includes a classroom session and a practical in-water session. 

  • Welcome & safety briefing 
  • Benefits of winter swimming
  • Risks and safety aspects of winter swimming
  • Swim planning, acclimatisation and recovery
  • Water entry & breathing techniques
  • A short swim in Loch Insh
  • Full safety cover
  • Post-swim soup and hots drinks!

Please note - wetsuits hire is NOT included. 

Who is this workshop for?

  • People who are new to winter swimming and would like to gain knowledge and practical experience of cold water swimming in a safe environment.
  • People who have swum in the winter before but would like to increase their knowledge of winter swim safety, physiology & psychology. The more we can be aware of the risks, our personal limits and other swimmers around us, the better and safer for us all.

Please note - 

  • The swim aspect will be kept short due to the very low expected temperatures (sub 5 degree’s Celcius)
  • Wetsuits are optional for this workshop
  • This workshop is for adults only (18+)


Alice Goodridge and Sarah Wiseman are both ASA Level 2 swimming teachers and STA/ASA Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coaches with years of experience teaching and coaching swimmers of all ages and abilities in the pool and in open water.  They are both accomplished long-distance swimmers, having completed numerous solo and relay swims between them. Sarah is also a Level 3 Mat Pilates Teacher. 
Alice and Sarah are both experienced cold water swimmers. Alice has been swimming over the winters (non-wetsuit) for nearly a decade and has competed in many winter/ice swimming competitions. She successfully completed an Ice Mile in 2018. Alice and Sarah were both placed in their age group in the 2019 UK Ice Swimming Championships 1km event.

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