CHALLENGE,  Event reviews,  EXTRA,  January 2023

Portishead Popsicle

Open water synchro, an inflatable race and wacky costumes delight cold water swimmers at the bonkers but brilliant Portishead Popsicle.

“We will be pulling blue muff fluff out of the pool filters all week after this event!” exclaimed volunteer Tim Clouter at Portishead Lido. “There is also a blue nipple-tassel at the bottom of the pool!” Not normal conversation at a swimming gala, but this is standard conversation at the bonkers, but brilliant Portishead Popsicle.

As Editor, Ella is a renowned outdoor swimmer and journalist; she has spent her entire life enjoying outdoor water.