Sea Dip for Your Sanity – 23rd October 2021
There is plenty of evidence that spending time in blue spaces helps our mental health and immersion in cold water floods our system with hormones that will aid sleep and counteract the feelings of depression and anxiety. Not to mention, it’s great fun!
Saturday 23rd October is World Swim Day. Why not come to Port Erin Bay and join us, Thomas Miller and our island’s community in supporting each other’s mental health through the powers of a sunrise dip in the Irish Sea? Whether you are a regular “dipper” or would like to try it for the first time, you will be very welcome and will be looked after by our volunteers and your friendly fellow dippers. You could come along with your friends, or perhaps persuade your kids to get out of bed and join you for a morning exhilarating dip.
Our dip will take place on Saturday 23rd October at 8am, just as the sun rises, as a perfect way to prepare you to take on the day and any challenges that may come your way.
With the kind sponsorship of Thomas Miller, all funds raised from the event will be used to help Isle Listen make a transformational change to the way mental health is perceived and help us to continue helping those who need us now and in the future.
It’s just £10 to enter as an adult and £5 for under 18-year-olds. Any under 18-year-olds must be with a responsible adult at all times. Every £10 raised gives one young person the opportunity to talk to one of our Practitioners in school about feelings they’re finding difficult to manage.
You will receive a goody bag containing:
- A silicone event swim hat to keep you warm during winter dips.
- Two heating pads to warm your hands after dipping.
- An insulated mug so you can take a warm drink to your future dips.
- More Isle Listen branded goodies.
For the chance to win some great prizes, you can also register on the World Swim Day website and upload your swim on the MySwimPro app.
If you can’t make it to Port Erin at 8am that day, feel free to sign up anyway and we’ll get your goody bag to you. Then take a dip whenever you can that week and share your photos using #seadipforyoursanity21.