- Written by Dan Graham
Despite being "out of season" for the outdoor industry in North Wales, we have been busier than ever over the last few weeks. Firstly, the deluge of bookings coming in, both for our Wet Weekends, and for the coaching courses that we offer.
We've recently made a major investment into some new equipment - that will be featuring in a blog post in a couple of weeks or so, once we've got it all sorted.
But mainly, we've been out on the road. On the 26th of January, we were down at the Cold Water Swimming Championships at Tooting Bec Lido - we were both exhibiting, meeting lasts years guests, and also relay racing as well (along with 600 other swimmers). It was a fabulous weekend, and we are really greatful to the South London Swimming Club for putting on such a good event. Here is a lovely video from ITV for a bit of a taster.
Also, we want to wish a big thank you to all the folk that came to chat to us - we cannot wait to show you around North Wales.
Hot on the heels (or should that be cold on the heels?) of the CWSC was The Big Chill Swim where once again we were exhibiting, and relay racing. Have a look on our Facebook page for a few photos from the day.
The Telegraph were there - with a journalist racing in the 60m, and this is a nice video that he shot.
After the excitement of the events, we've also been off to a few meetings and conferences, there are some really interesting projects kicking off around North Wales to do with sustainability and the environment - and of course, the new creation of Natural Resources Wales. February doesn't show any sign of slowing down, and nor does March to be honest. It's great - that's exactly what we want!
I'm still buzzing from the open water coaching in Bala Lake yesterday - just because the temperature drops, does not mean that it's time to stop. I think I might draw a line at breaking ice to get in.. but who knows - if that opportunity arises, why not take it!
Swim with you soon!