Outdoor Fitness & Adventure

Swim Wild Wye Winter Events 2021

Dates to put in your diary for
Swim Wild Wye Winter Events 2021

Run Wild will be hosting a series of events throughout the winter period, make sure to put them into your diary.

Monmouth 1K Night Swims
Friday 19th February – 6PM to 7.30PM

Introduction To Cold Water Swimming Usk
Saturday 20th February & Saturday 20th March – 10am Start

Night Kayak – Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
Thursday 25th February & Thursday 25th March – 7PM to 9PM

Usk 1K Night Swims
Friday 26th February – 6PM to 7.30PM

Symonds Yat 1K Night Swims
Friday 5th March – 6PM to 7.30PM

Introduction To Cold Water Swimming Symonds Yat
Saturday 4th April – 10AM to 12PM

 

Introduction to Cold Water Swimming 20 March (Usk)

Introduction to Cold Water Swimming (Usk)
20th February 2021 10 – 11.30am
20th March 2021 10 – 11.30am

Winter Wonder Swims!
Embrace the elements with wild swim specialist Angela Jones and safety team on this introduction to cold water swimming event in Usk. Swim safely and embrace the elements and join wild swim specialist Angela Jones and her safety team on this Saturday morning introduction to cold water swimming workshop in Usk. 

What’s included:

  • – Event led by highly qualified & fully insured wild swim specialist Angela Jones
  • – Angela has over 30 years experience swimming the river Wye and Usk 
  • – Welcome & safety briefing
  • – Acclimatisation
  • – Breath control and relaxation techniques
  • – Experience cold water benefits to mental and physical well-being
  • – Challenge your inner self
  • – Safety and event support team
  • – Warm up with a hot drink and cake
  • – Wetsuit and tow floats available to hire
  • – Goggles, swim hats, water shoes and tow floats available to purchase at event

Meeting Time & Location

  • – 10am
  • – Park and meet at: Usk Training Centre, Maryport Street, Usk NP15 1AH

BOOK NOW for 20 February 2021 (link opens Eventbrite)

Information for 20 March 2021 (link opens Facebook) 

Equipment & What you need to take part

  • – Arrive in your swim suit with casual training clothes over the top
  • – Wetsuit (essential)
  • – Towfloat (essential)
  • – Suitable water shoes with a good grip (essential)
  • – Swim hat (essential)
  • – Goggles
  • – Towel
  • – Warm clothes and bobble hat for after swim
  • – Wetsuits & towfloats available to hire at the event
  • – Change robes, towel robes, towfloats, water shoes, swim hats and goggles available to purchase at the event

Staying Covid Safe

Swim Wild Wye are working within the latest government guidelines to keep everyone safe. In light of the recent rise in cases and localised lockdowns please be aware:

  • – All Swim Wild Wye events are held outdoors in small group settings
  • – Equipment hire (wetsuits and tow floats) are available – these are rinsed and sterilised prior to the event
  • – Swim Wild Wye are not able to hire swim hats, water shoes or goggles – we have a selection available to purchase at the event if you don’t have your own
  • – We encourage you to maintain a safe social distance at all times
  • – Where possible, please ensure you can zip up your own wetsuit
  • – Hand sanitiser will be available at each event, however please bring your own if you prefer
  • – Please do not attend any Swim Wild Wye event if you, or a member of your household, are displaying any Covid related symptoms
  • – Please do not attend any Swim Wild Wye event if you are coming from any of the lockdown counties

If you have any queries please contact me angela@run-wild.co.uk

Monmouth Great Wye Swim 2021

Swim Wild Wye has the great pleasure of taking over the Annual Monmouth Great Wye (Swim unfortunately this event was postponed in 2020), But will  now take place on Saturday 25th September 2021.

There are 3 distances including:

  • 2KM Swim (includes 500M upstream) £30 pp
  • 1KM Swim £25 pp
  • New! 500M Taster Swim and Fun Float Swim £20 pp

Early bird entrants from 2020 will still get the opportunity of a free guided recce of the swim route on Saturday August 21st  with highly qualified and insured wild swim specialist Angela Jones who has been swimming the River Wye for over 30 years, with work and play in her business SwimWild Wye. Time slots available at 10am and 2pm.

This swim is open to everyone over the age of 16 and all abilities.

BOOK NOW:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/monmouth-great-wye-swim-2021-tickets-148262793005

Run Wild is supporting chosen charity Ty Hafan one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities, helping children and families throughout Wales. Participants can collect sponsorship for this amazing cause and can register with Ty Hafan for a fundraising toolkit online. There will be prizes for the top 3 fundraisers!