Join Ant Middleton, the ultimate action hero from SAS Who Dares Wins, Escape and Mutiny and brave the February chill by plunging into Hampstead Heath Lido. It's the ultimate winter challenge where you will be able to not only dip in but swim a length of the pool. It will be a very cold but invigorating experience! 

Did you know that cold water swimming has many health benefits and is a great way to achieve your 2018 health goals? Our Chilly Dip challenge is for anybody ready to start 2018 with a splash and Ant will be giving an inspirational talk before the dip to motivate everyone. 

Check out the below video clip from last year's Chilly Dip:

Here are the health benefits of cold water swimming that can help you reach your 2018 goals:

1. Boost your immune system - swimming in cold water can significantly increase and activate your immune system. 

2. Get an all-natural high - cold water swimmers often talk about the feeling of well-being that is so encompassing; who doesn't want to feel good? 

3. Get your blood pumping - get your heart rate going and flush your circulation by pushing your blood through all your capillaries and arteries. 

4. Burn calories - we all know that swimming is great exercise. In the cold your body will work twice as hard to keep you warm. 


  • Registration: £20 registration fee includes a signed certificate from Ant, a selfie with him and a medal. 
  • Minimum sponsorship: £100

Please note that the registration fee covers the cost of running the event. We encourage participants to fundraise so we can continue to provide vital services to life-limited children and their families. 

Safety Tips

  • There are some dangers associated with plunging into cold water and so you should be medically fit
  • We would advise you wear a wet suit if you are not habituated/ acclimatised to swimming in cold water
  • The lifeguards will give a briefing to participants before the plunge begins, advising how best to cope with the cold and warm afterwards. 

For more information please contact: 

Nathan Ramsden
North London Community Fundraising Executive 
020 8498 5842

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