Wet Dippers Wild Swimming Society

Wet Dippers Wild Swimming Society

We are a group of Cardiff students keen on getting out of the urban jungle and exploring the great outdoors - through the medium of (freshwater) Wild Swimming. This is the first Uni Wild Swimming society in the country!

Twice a month we'll travel to a different spot in quest for the refreshing/cool waters of the UK (or exclusively Cardiff county during lockdown). The Wet Dippers was born out of a love/hate relationship with the River Taff - although a pioneering first site, South Wales has much more to offer in terms of clean water and spectacular views.




  • Voting will begin at 22:00 on the 8th and run until 23:00 on the 10th (Thursday).




What's in it for you?

Exclusive membership to a soon-to-be legendary society, unique to all others. You will get a regular opportunity to travel out to the lakes and rivers with us - this will usually involve a hike out to the swim site - followed by some pub grub and a beer over tales of the day's expedition. Gain knowledge in to all the great dipping spots in South Wales and beyond You'll meet other people keen for the wild side of the outdoors. You'll get awesome stash (speedos, swimhats and more...).

We welcome anybody who is keen to get outdoors! There is no obligation to swim on the expeditions – the Dry Dippers are aplenty, and are just as much a part of the society.

Check out the Facebook and Instagram pages to find out more, or send one of the committee a message!


How has Corona affected us?

All dips will adhere to current Welsh Government guidlines which at the moment (28/09/20) mean:

  • Remaining in Cardiff County
  • Groups limited to 30 people
  • 2m social distancing between members of different households at all times

This year, with the whole pandemic thing going on, we sadly don't have access to our usual fleet of minbuses. But worry not! As rather than have our car-less members miss out on dips we will be hosting 2 DIPS a month this year:

  • 1 to an exotic car-only accessible location (e.g. Brecon Beacons or Gower)
  • and another to a location accesible by public transport/cycling/walking!


Membership for 2020/21 will cost £3 for the whole year




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  • Wet Dippers Wild Swimming Society Standard Membership£3.00


  • Personalised Enamel Mug£7.00
  • LEGACY - Longsleeve (white) [S]£10.00
  • LEGACY - Longsleeve (white) [M]£10.00
  • LEGACY - Mug£11.00
  • LEGACY - Dippers X Pups Swim Costume [M]£20.00
  • LEGACY - Dippers X Pups Swim Costume [XL]£20.00
  • LEGACY - Grey Short Sleeve [S]£9.00
  • LEGACY - Grey Short Sleeve [M]£9.00
  • Classic Robie [S/M]£30.00
  • Classic Robie [M/L]£30.00
  • 'Wanderlust' Designer Robie [M/L]£35.00
  • 'Blue Leaf' Designer Robie [M/L]£35.00
  • Mountain short sleeve (white) [S]£13.00
  • Mountain short sleeve (white) [M]£13.00
  • Mountain short sleeve (white) [L]£13.00
  • Mountain short sleeve (white) [XL]£13.00
  • Waterfall hoodie (navy/white) [XS]£21.00
  • Waterfall hoodie (navy/white) [S]£21.00
  • Waterfall hoodie (navy/white) [M]£21.00
  • Waterfall hoodie (navy/white) [L]£21.00


2021/22 - Wet Dippers COMMITTEE ELECTION

This is an election for Wet Dippers Wild Swimming Society members to elect new committee members.

9 posts are up for election.

The polls have closed.

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