Yellow ‘Swim Wild and Free’ hat
…were the words that Outdoor Swimmer Magazine came up with as a slogan on a swimming hat that they asked me to design. Here’s what I did with them…
If you fancy one of these they are available from Outdoor swimmer – not from me – go to https://outdoorswimmer.com/swim-hats, or subscribe to the magazine and you get one free with the beginner’s pack: https://www.mymagazinesub.co.uk/outdoor-swi…/promo/swimpack/
You can also get one by buying the May issue, but they have nearly run out, so that is only available for another day or so, if that.
(I don’t think they are available in that particular green, that’s just a mock-up image I did against a random hat colour…)
Simon Griffiths from Outdoor Swimmer is modelling the hat, photos by Katia Vastiau
People with hats and outdoor swimmer magazines!
Simon Griffiths, modelling new hat!
Portishead Popsicle swim cap
Behold the Portishead Popsicle swim cap!
I think I got most of the important things into the picture:
The water will be cold. Very cold.
Despite this, many happy people will be swimming in it.
They will not be diving in! (see point one)
There are different classes for wetsuit and non-wetsuit, unlike many winter events where all rubber is banned.
There will be cake.
There may be silly hats (a stretch this one, I admit, but it’s not often you see someone in a pool with a bobble hat).
It’s at the lovely friendly community run Portishead Lido
The Portishead Popsicle happens on 16th December.
… and I believe you can still enter the events. The shortest distance is 30 metres, you know you can do it! You can certainly still order a hat till this Sunday (26th November). I will be there too, if anyone would like their hat signed. For more information visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1181288338683926/