Heather Massey, a researcher from Portsmouth University has kindly agreed to come and talk to us about the joys and hazards of winter swimming and answer any questions you may have at 10.30am on Sat 30th Nov 2019 at the Sandringham Hotel.
She has written many articles for the Outdoor Swimming Society including this one: https://www.outdoorswimmingsociety.com/warming-up-after-drop/
This will be an informal get together and all are welcome (including those who have never swum in the sea in the winter!)
We will be asking for donations on the day to cover the costs of travel, room hire and coffee.
Please let us know if you will be coming and if you are bringing any extra swimmers/non-swimmers along too as we need to confirm catering arrangements.
As usual, we will be going for a quick dip or a longer swim too, but at the slightly later time of 11.15am.
Connecting through a love of the sea.
In early 2019 we formed an online group called Outdoor Swimming Isle of Wight on Facebook and within a few months over 200 people had joined.
The aim of this page is to act as a place of reference for those who do not use Facebook but would like to connect to others who swim on the Isle of Wight.
Sassy Isle of Wight does not run this group or organise activities on a formal basis, but its directors are keen outdoor swimmers and are happy to support and encourage those who are new to outdoor swimming. We will also do our best to put you in touch with others who live nearby and wish to swim in company.
It is known that swimming, particularly in cold water, has benefits for both mental and physical health. By connecting with others to take part in activities, we are more likely to continue going. Forming new friendships with people who have similar interests, means that even when you don't feel like exercising, you may well go, just for the company or so as not to let others down.
Where should I swim on the Isle of Wight?
We hope to develop a website for swimming on the Isle of Wight (eventually), but in the mean time, will post ideas and information on this page.