Swimming's Wet Weekends are back again for 2015. If you have an ask around in the swimming world you will hear
talk of fun, relaxed trips in North Wales. Here's what the fuss is
about and why folk keep coming back and back.*
nights- Wednesday 26 August to Friday 28 August £250 3
nights- Monday 31 August to Thursday 3 September £350
do I book? Simply email
and let us know which trip you would like to come on, and we will
send you the booking information.
year the trips all are held in Anglesey, in the same building we have
been using since the first trip. It's a short drive from the Train
station and Ferry dock in Holyhead but far more important, an even
shorter walk to the beach.
are from 2pm on the start day to 2pm on the last day. We will start
as we mean to go on, welcoming you to the house with a cuppa and some
home made cake. From then on it, its all up to the group. We will
swim, walk, swim, eat, snooze, swim, eat again.
will I stay? The
accommodation is ideal for these trips. Big open airy house with a
super kitchen for Gabs and Joanne and loads of sprawling sofas for
you spread out on. Upstairs is kitted out with bunk beds for 10
guests in 3 different rooms.
have cake, right? Oh
boy do we have cake! Gabs has been running the kitchen for the last 3
years, but has now decide to let some one else have a go. Joanne is
going to be helping out, making sure that we have a the same amazing
food, but letting Gabby spend a bit less time covered in flour. All
the food on the trip is home made. Meals are served “family style”
with loads of side dishes, fresh bread, salads and other goodies to
make sure that everyone's happy and well fed for swimming. We
have dinner and breakfast at the house, but are out and about
enjoying ourselves for lunch. Our returning guests* claim they
come for the swimming but stay for the cake.
do I get? You
get your accommodation, local transport, food, hot drinks, meals and
cakes. You also get 2 guides, the use of a Robe changing robe, water
proof ruck sac, high vis swimming hat.
that's all great but what distances will we swim? That's
very, very much up to you. This is not a “where we go one we go
all” trip. If you would like to don your flowery bathing cap and
knitted cosy and lay like a star fish in the shallows, then we will
keep an eye on you and offer you any tips should you ask. If you
would like to get some training in for an event or would like to
venture along a craggy shore line then we will be right there with
you. Gabs and Mike are equally well trained, adventurous and keen to
swim with you and keep you safe. Each morning we will have a look
at the map, weather and tides and see what our options are. Then at
the swim spot we will see who wants to do what. Do we want to hang
out, have a cuppa and a bit of a coached session on race techniques?
Would you like to swim out to that rock? Round the corner, or up and
down this sandy beach? All, non, yes?
really, really not a very good swimmer. Can I still come? Yes.
Please please please come. Confidence and ability in the water, only
come form being in the water. Please stop buying the guide books and
drooling over the photos friends share, and come and play with us.
you come back you become what we affectionately call a “repeat
offender”. The current record holder has been 11 times, since 2013.
He's from Yorkshire so according to stereotypes, we must be great
value for money!Â