Our wild swimming gifts will delight your cold water loving chum.
Wild Swimming is gaining more and more participants. Swimming year round in open water be it rivers, lakes or the sea, is growing in popularity. And as the UK is sadly not known for its balmy climate, this usually means swimming in cold water.
We have put together a list of gifts to consider for your wild swimming friend.
Wild Swimming Gifts
Whatever the weather, this changing robe is a must have. We use ours on the beach to dry off, keep warm and to change in. They are lovely and roomy so changing is easy and discreet.
On cold days they keep you warm until the last possible moment! What’s not to like?
These lovely water shoes fulfil a number of functions. Most importantly they keep your feet warm, but they also give you some grip on slippery rocks and may guard against weever fish stings.
The shoes come in a variety of colours for men and women.
From the Company that brought you the New Wave Swim Buoy, the Bubble offers a light weight way to float and rest during swims and a great way to remain visible.
We think this is one of the best wild swimming gifts as it will keep your chum safe.
A great idea if you are nervous about leaving your phone on shore, or if you want to take underwater pictures. We are a bit uncertain about this idea ourselves, but this product comes highly recommended.
Wild Swimming Gifts – for after the swim
This is the absolute must have for after swimming in cold water.
Dryrobe’s Advance Long Sleeve change robe is the warmest and most advanced change robe in the world. 100% Waterproof and Windproof outer and fleece lined inner will keep you warm and dry in any climate! Made for changing sports clothing or wetsuits outdoors, the dryrobe allows you to easily change out of your clothing within the robe.
After the swim the focus is on keeping warm and as we all know 90% of our body heat escapes through our head. So this lovely ladies beanie will be the first thing your wild swimming friend will put on after the swim.
A great tip we learned from a member of the Blue Tits; take a hot water bottle and wrap your towels and clothes around it while you swim, that way you will have toasty towels and clothes to change into after the swim. Genius!
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