Have Your Cake And Eat It
Co-founded by Stuart Hamilton and five friends in 2013, Slow Swimming is an outdoor social swimming concept held along rivers where individuals swim – slowly – and picnic for the pure pleasure of experiencing nature and eating cakes afterwards.
The Slow Swimming schedule in the UK has started in earnest this year:
- 1.7 km Bradford-on-Avon Slow Swim Picnic on June 11th – see here
- 1.2 km and 2.5 km Cambridge Slow Swim Picnic on July 9th – see here
- 2.3 km Dedham Vale Mill 2 Mill Swim and Picnic on August 14th – see here
- Great East Skinny Dip at Clacton-on-Sea on September 10th – see here
Swimmers offer all kinds of their favorite cake recipes here.
The events are broken up in four different waves:
- Wave One: Seriously Need More Cake (known as Serious) for swimmers who race.
- Wave Two: Relaxed ’cause we know where the cake is hidden (known as Relaxed) for swimmers who hold a steady pace without a rush.
- Wave Three: Enjoying the Journey (known as Enjoying it) for swimmers who scull along, maybe with a bit of paddling, smiling and chatting.
- Wave Four: Pooh Sticks for people who want to enjoy the scenery and float along using floaty things and stick out the occasional hand or foot to paddle.
For more information, visit here.
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