Wild Water Warriors - Bradford on Avon - Cold water exposure

Wild Water Warriors - Bradford on Avon

Welcome to the Wild Water Warriors of Bradford on Avon! 

We are a community of adventurous souls drawn together by the transformative experience of cold water immersion. 

Meeting at the serene riverside of Bradford on Avon, we dive into the invigorating waters as a way to rejuvenate our bodies, clear our minds, and foster a deep sense of camaraderie.

Unlike other groups, our club is a haven for everyone – irrespective of gender, age, or background. Inspired by the ethos of unity, resilience, and self-discovery, we invite you to break through the ice, challenge the ordinary, and immerse yourself in a journey of self-exploration and communal bonding. 

Join us in embracing the chill, celebrating the moment, and diving into a community where every drop creates ripples of positive change.

We meet every Sunday morning at 8am - What3Words 'enjoy.mermaids.give' - by the community notice board at Barton Bridge (sometimes called the Packhorse Bridge).

To forge a strong community and togetherness, we encourage everyone to either hug or handshake (whichever you're most comfortable with) and chat, connecting while we wait for any stragglers, normally dipping by 8.10am

Before we dip, we make time to pause and connect to our breath, before warming up with some gentle movement. 

Then we move into the water together for a dip... some short... some long... but we all respect the water and listen to our own bodies, each person is different... and there is no prize for the longest dip. 

As Wim says "The cold is merciless, but it is absolutely righteous. It goes past the mind, past the conditioning, past all comfort-zone behaviorism, past our weakness, and makes us strong. Returning us to our optimal condition."

Once we have dipped, we use movement to ensure we can warm up safely.

This is all followed by a hot cuppa (bring your own), connection, and chat. 

Items we recommend you bring with you:

* Signed Waiver Form (1st time) - Wild Water Warriors Waiver Form

* Swim costume (this is a public event)

* Dryrobe (or equivalent)

* Water/Aqua Shoes (The walk into the water is stoney)

* Neoprene socks or booties (Keeping your feet warm will help in the really cold months)

* Towel and warm, dry clothes to change into after

* Flask of warm drink

* Your sense of humour and adventure

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Wild Water Warriors - Purpose:


To foster a vibrant and inclusive community that embraces the invigorating and healing power of cold water exposure, promoting physical, mental, and social well-being among its members and the wider community.


* To provide a safe, supportive, and exhilarating environment for individuals of all backgrounds to experience the benefits of cold water immersion in the natural setting of the river Avon at Brandford on Avon.

* To build a culture of camaraderie, resilience, and mindfulness, encouraging members to transcend their perceived limitations and discover a deeper connection with nature and themselves.

* To raise awareness and educate the community about the holistic benefits of cold water exposure, fostering a broader understanding and appreciation for this powerful practice.

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Wild Water Warriors - Ethos:

Inclusivity: Welcoming individuals of all genders, ages, and backgrounds, celebrating the diversity and unique contributions of each member.

Respect: Fostering a culture of respect, understanding, and support, both for the natural environment we immerse in and for each other.

Empowerment: Encouraging personal growth, self-discovery, and the empowerment of oneself and others through the shared experience of cold water immersion.

Community: Building strong bonds of friendship and community, promoting a sense of belonging and collective achievement.

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Ready to take the plunge? 

Join us at our next meet-up and experience the exhilarating embrace of nature. Dive into a community where warmth is found in the chill of the waters and the hearts of fellow members. 

Your journey towards a more resilient, mindful, and connected self begins at the river’s edge. 

Contact us to become a part of our Cold Water Exposure family today!


Wild Water Warriors is a like-minded community who love and value the benefits of cold water. We come together to share the experience with the community, but the decision to take part in any event is to be taken individually.

There is no pressure to enter and you do so at your own risk. 

We use breathwork, movement and other techniques to prepare for the experience and warm up afterwards but every person is different and so do ensure you seek the relevant professional and medical advice before engaging with any experience with extremes of cold involved. 

For those with underlying health conditions this is even more important. 

Before you take part at your first Wild Water Warrior dip, you are required to have competed the Waiver Form - Click here.