A Claverdon spa plays host to Great Britain's Ice Swimming Team - The Leamington Observer

A Claverdon spa plays host to Great Britain's Ice Swimming Team

A SPA in Claverdon has been hosting some prestigious guests.

But it hasn’t been a case of rest and relaxation for the Great British Ice Swimming Team who have been making good use of the outdoor pool at The Spa at Ardencote. They are in training for the Ice Swimming World Championships taking place later this month.

This winter, The Spa at Ardencote has encouraged its guests to embrace the cold as it has kept its outdoor pool open operating as a plunge pool. And with an average pool temperature of 3.5 degrees, the outdoor pool proved the ideal training ground for Team GB.

The Ice Swimming Team visited the spa to train numerous times a week ahead of the Ice Swimming World Championships which are being held between January 23 and 29 in Bled, Slovenia.

With over 1,000 winter swimming enthusiasts from 36 countries competing over four days, the world championships will celebrate the very best when it comes to ice swimming.

Spa Manager Holly Glynn said: “We are delighted to have played a part in Team GB’s training for the Ice Swimming World Championships. We truly believe in the health benefits that come with cold water therapy and it’s great to see the popularity of this growing. We wish the team all the best in the competition.”

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