Ice Breakers

Brrrrrrrrrr! Taking part in the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships always requires a degree of insanity, but this year, the swimmers will need to be crazier and hardier than ever. Held at the Tooting Bec Lido on Saturday, this nippy event brings together experienced cold water swimmers, as well as those trying it for the first time. There may well be snow on the ground, so dress up warmly and look smug as these hardy souls jump in. There are short sprint swims in all age brackets as well as a 450m-long endurance challenge for the truly weatherproof. We’re also really looking forward to the hat parade, and the singing of the Lido song (there’s something so 1930s about that phrase…) Expect stalls and entertainment throughout the day 9am-4.30pm. More here