At Kosin, we are all about outdoor living and getting back to nature. This month we're shining the spotlight on sea swimming - an activity which is becoming more and more popular and getting people back into the beautiful ocean, come rain or shine!
Outdoor swimming in this country dates back centuries. Whether it be the Victorian obsession with bathing machines, or the golden age of the Lido in the 1930s, Brits have long felt the benefits of swimming outdoors, and sea swimming is no different. Science has finally caught up and agrees: sea swimming has multiple health and wellbeing benefits which help significantly enhance the lives of those involved.
Research shows cold water swimming can increase your tolerance to stress, reduce inflammation, improve mindfulness, and increase immunity. So, what can seem like a daunting activity, is actually highly effective in improving your quality of life.
This is why Kosin is proud to be partnering with The 365 Swim Challenge.
The 365 Swim Challenge
What started as a personal cold water, yearlong challenge for Chris Thomas and Rob Hunt, has resulted in the creation of The 365 Swim Challenge – an organisation which gives people the chance to feel alive as they reconnect with people and nature. Leanne is one of their challengers;
“I am a 365 Wild Swimmer and for me there is nothing better than stepping into the blue and reconnecting with nature to help relieve the stresses of my day and revive my soul.”
The challenge? 365 consecutive sea swims, no wet suit and in all weathers. Participants can choose which charity to donate to, and 20% of all donations go to helping 365 legacy charities such as the Seal Project.
Their mission, closely aligned with ours here at Kosin, is to use wild swimming to raise funds for community projects and improve the mental and physical wellbeing of communities, whilst also engaging people in conservation.
We at Kosin are thrilled to be partnering with this amazing cause, as are 365 Swim Challenge:
“We are super stoked to be associated with the guys at Kosin. We love their ethos and our shared interests in conservation, environment and love of all things Ocean. We at the 365 look forward to future collaboration with the Kosin family.”
Kosin and 365 are working together to design a range of clothing which represents the ethos of both organisations: to connect with and feel the benefits of the sea. These limited-edition pieces will be created in the South West and a percentage of all the profits will go to the 365 legacy fund which supports local conservation charities. Leanne at 365 is already sold on Kosin and can’t wait to see what the collaboration brings:
“I love love their designs -bringing the wild outside and turning it into warm cuddles in the makings of cosy jumpers and sweatshirts. Their ethics of being passionate about sustainability and love of adventure hits me with all the feels.”
Keep an eye out for our new limited-edition designs coming soon!
Kosin are proud to partner with likeminded causes. If you feel your organisation shares a similar ethos to Kosin, do get in touch.
At Kosin, we are inspired by nature and the escapism that can be experienced in the outdoors. Our collection of 100% cotton t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies has the whole family covered for your next outdoor adventure. Visit our online store here.