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The Castle Inn, 7 Twyn Square,

Usk & Wye Swim Weekend May 20/22

Swim in the Usk ,Wye & Private lake on this Wonderful Adventurous Weekend Staying in Comfortable B&B with Evening Meal in the Beautiful River Town of Usk .

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Usk & Wye Swim Weekend May 20/22
Usk & Wye Swim Weekend May 20/22

Time & Location

09 Jan 2022, 17:00 GMT – 10 Jan 2022, 17:00 GMT

The Castle Inn, 7 Twyn Square, , Usk NP15 1BH, UK

About the Event

In the magical Usk town that comes alive with festive market, choirs and reindeer.

Explore a winter swim/dip in the local stunning River & private lake.

Share in the atmosphere with logfires  and abundance of character in this amply accommodating 18 century pub.

Experience a traditional country Pub B & B and Hearty evening meals.

Single Supplement - £50.

Equipment

  • Costume
  • Towel } Goggles
  • Hat
  • Water Shoes Tow Float
  • Wet Suit
  • Rash Vest
  • Wet Suits and Tow Floats can be supplied with prior warning for £5 each.
  • Drink Bottle and Warm Clothes for after swim
  • Casual Training Kit to be worn with swim costume underneath prior to swim - DO NOT WEAR WETSUIT UNTIL SWIM

Is it for me?

To participate in this event you need to be able to swim 300m You will need to confirm this during registration so please read the declaration.

8 Benefits of Cold Water Swimming

1. It boosts your immune system

The effects of cold water on the immune system have been studied widely. Cold water helps to boost the white blood cell count because the body is forced to react to changing conditions. Over time, your body becomes better at activating its defences.

2. It gives you a natural high

Cold water swimming activates endorphins. This chemical is what the brain produces to make us feel good during activities. Cold water swimming is also a form of exercise, and exercise has been proven to treat depression. Cold water swimming brings us close to the pain barrier. Endorphins are released when we’re in pain, to help us cope with it.

3. It improves your circulation

Cold water swimming flushes your veins, arteries, and capillaries. It forces blood to the surface and helps to warm our extremities. Repeated exposure adapts us to the cold.

4. It increases your libido

Cold water was traditionally seen to repress sexual urges. The fact is that it increases libido! A dip in some cold water boosts oestrogen and testosterone production, adding an edge to fertility and libido.

The benefits of increased libido include more confidence, higher self-esteem, and enhanced mood.

5. It burns calories

The heart has to pump faster in cold water and the body must work harder to keep everything warm while swimming. Overall, far more calories are burned during cold water swimming than swimming in warmer conditions. The idea that drinking cold water increases the number of calories you burn may be a myth, but it is a fact that cold water decreases your body temperature so much that the body must act.

6. It reduces stress

Cold water swimming places stress on the body physically and mentally. Many studies have identified the link between cold water and stress reduction. Cold water swimmers become calmer and more relaxed.

7. It is a great way of socialising and making new friends

There is a great sense of community and camaraderie amongst cold water swimmers. There is nothing that brings people together like facing a challenge and sharing the experience as a group.

8. There are ongoing studies into the effects of cold water swimming and the menopause.

The difficulty is that it is difficult to prove that it is specifically the cold water that is having the positive effect – as the aspects of socialising and doing exercise will both improve general health and wellbeing. What’s not to like?

Tickets

  • Usk Summer Swim Weekend

    Experience a traditional Country Pub B,B & Hearty evening meals in the Magical River Usk Town . Explore River Swims in the Usk & Wye and a Private Lake set in 200 acres of stunning countryside! Share in the atmosphere of a traditional Country Pub with and abundance of Character 18 century Situated 200m from River .

    £299.00
    +£7.48 service fee
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