Wild swimming, also known as open water swimming, is swimming / dipping in any natural bodies of water - whether it be a lake, pond, river, or the ocean.
Bluetits Walk and Wild Swim
TYF have teamed up with Pembrokeshire's own cold water swimming experts The Bluetits Chill Swimmers to create this unique wild swimming experience.
On this adventure you will walk stretches of Pembrokeshire's world-famous coastal paths with your local guide before enjoying a dip in its wild waters.
The benefits of cold water dipping for mental health benefits and resilience has been found time after time in current research. So this session allows us to show students the benefits of cold water exposure, as well as unravelling current research and the importance of mental health
This activity is open to everyone and no experience is needed. Just be prepared to immerse yourself in the joy, peace, and silliness of wild swimming with the Bluetits, whilst also having the option to challenge your limits in a supportive environment by venturing in with just a swimsuit and in all weathers.
The Bluetits Chill Swimmers Ltd, founded in Pembrokeshire, is a global community committed to empowering people from all walks of life to challenge their limits through cold water swimming, together.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is wild swimming?
Who are The Bluetits Chill Swimmers Ltd?
How long is a wild swimming session?
The sessions are 3 hours long from start to finish. This includes the time spent doing a safety briefing and getting kitted up and down. You can expect to be walking and swimming for around 1.5 to 2 hours.
What do I need to bring?
Walking shoes, boots or trainers with a good grip
Sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat.
Walking poles if appropriate
Your favourite snack and hot drink
What if I can't swim?
We run these sessions at a small ratio of 8 participants to one guide. All of our guides are trained lifeguards and prior to your lesson you will be given beach safety advice that will keep you safe. In terms of swimming ability, we require you to be able to tread water . You will never be pressured to go out of your depth or beyond your comfort zone on these swims.
How fit do I need to be?
Only you can assess your fitness, but here’s what to expect! Walks will largely be on coast path terrain, with a maximum distance of 3 miles, at a gentle pace with plenty of time to rest and take in the views. In true Bluetit fashion, no one will ever be left behind or made to speed up. This is about enjoying yourselves!
Water-wise, in early spring the sea temperature can dip as low as 6 degrees, so please bear this in mind!
How many people will I be with?
We run these sessions at a small ratio of 8 participants to one guide. All of our guides are trained lifeguards and prior to your lesson you will be given beach safety advice that will keep you safe.