June 14, 2020
It’s that time of year again! It’s a frosty Sunday morning in Melbourne and the team and the Brighton Baths Health Club are up and about preparing for their biggest swim event of the year – the Winter Swim Carnival.
This event is one that tests and challenges the brave! 120 brave souls will plunge into the icy waters at the historic Brighton Sea Baths for the opportunity to push their limits and swim alongside some of the best channel swimmers in the world including the historic “icebergers”.
Each year the Winter Swimming Carnival plays host to three iconic swimming races – the 150m Ice Cube Dash, 800m John Dineen half mile and the 1600m Harry Raisbeck winter mile. This captivating event is a time-honoured tradition at the baths and has been witness to a beautiful evolution over the years.
What makes this event so unique is its inclusive nature. Very few swimming events offer the diversity of having people of all ages, genders, sizes, shapes and walks of life to lest their limitations in the cold water, with no wetsuits.
Matthew Paynter the Director of the Brighton Baths Health Club reflects, “Along with the personal achievement, and community connection, you can’t help but feel the rich history of the venue when participating in an event like this ”
We look forward to being a part of your journey into the magic of cold water swimming