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Cold water therapy and outdoor swimming: Introductory session

Fri 13 September, 2024 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm



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Cold water swimming (September)
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This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh and Midlothian. 

When: Friday 13 September, 11am – 1pm

About the event: 

Join Jenny, a qualified Cold Water Therapist, for an introduction to the basics and safety of wild swimming. Relax and absorb the experience as she guides you step-by-step into the water. Learn how to use your breathing and understand the benefits and safety considerations of outdoor dipping and swimming. Some equipment will be provided. 

The session is not about distance swimming (especially if in winter). It is to enable you to safely and comfortably experience the therapeutic benefits of the cold. Participants will be asked to complete a medical/risk form prior to this session. This will be sent to you by VOCAL prior to the session.
Click here for the Google Maps location. We will meet in the Rose Lane car park at 11am. If you are driving, please park responsibly.
We will supply some equipment. Take a look at what else you need to bring on Jenny’s website.

Delivered by: 

Hello! I’m Jenny, The Cold Water Therapist – Wild Swimming Guide, Qualified Cold Water Therapist, STA Open Water Safety holder, Stress Reduction Practitioner and Mental Health Trainer (and survivor!).
The past few years have been tough. A combination of hugely stressful events led to one almighty burnout in December 2020. I felt completely broken, beyond repair. My brain was in utter overdrive, and I could barely function. Then I found the magic of cold water. My first dip silenced the brain chatter and I realised I had found a way out – a means of control. I now work to share the many benefits of cold water therapy and outdoor swimming – whether it’s fun and adventure you crave or a mindful self-care practice.

Instructions for attending:

This event will be delivered IN PERSON. Details of the event will be sent to you via email once you have registered. Please note, if you do not get an email with details for the event you have registered for please contact VOCAL on the details below.  

Please note that some events require a minimum number for them to run or may be cancelled near the time of the event, we will contact you if this is the case. 

Booking info: 

If this event is showing as full, please email carertraining@vocal.org.uk or call 0808 196 6666 and we will add you to our waiting list and contact you if a space becomes available. 

Online bookings end 24 hours prior to the event. If you wish to attend and book within this time, please call 0808 196 6666 or email carertraining@vocal.org.uk. 


Fri 13 September, 2024
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Carer Training
0808 196 6666


South Queensferry
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