The Bluetits Chill Swimmers group began on one not so cold morning in September 2014. There are now Bluetits all over the world.
In the beginning
After years of partaking in triathlons, cyclosportive events, marathons, ultramarathons, swims and multi-sports events, Sian Richardson decided cold water swimming might be an interesting new challenge, one that was less of a strain on her joints and wallet she thought.
As she swam into the winter months of 2014 she discovered it was no less of a challenge mentally. As the months passed by and the temperature dropped she continued to squeal and whoop in the Pembrokeshire sea. She squealed and whooped quite loud, it would seem. Others heard and came along to join her, and that is how The Bluetits began.
There are now around 100,000 Bluetits worldwide. All are joined together by a love of swimming, adventure, and the sense of community that brings. We are not an official club, there are no membership fees and anyone is welcome at any of the informal swims arranged in the groups.