The Outdoor Swimming Society Christmas Raffle 2020

by Ali Couch in Poole, England, United Kingdom

The Outdoor Swimming Society Christmas Raffle 2020
We did it
On 18th December 2020 we successfully raised £20,101 with 1269 supporters in 28 days

ALL RAFFLE TICKETS ARE SOLD. We can only accept donations now. Thank you so much to all our supporters. Keep sharing the swim love.

by Ali Couch in Poole, England, United Kingdom


We can only accept donations now. 

The winners of this prize draw will be announced on our website on Christmas Eve.   

This year, we’ve turned our 2020 swimming gift list into a raffle – with a limited number of tickets (4,000) and 40 prizes, there’s a one in 100 chance of winning!

As none of our renowned swimming events could be held this year and, sadly, at the end of November we had to cancel our events for 2021, we really need your support. All of the proceeds will go to The Outdoor Swimming Society, to keep us online and sharing the swim love in 2021.


Please don't Gift Aid when donating by Reward Boxes for raffle tickets.

Raffle closes on Friday 18 December at 9am. Raffle tickets will be issued to you on email on 22 December. The winners will be notified on 24 December.


*STAR PRIZE* SWIMTREK HOLIDAY - £600. SwimTrek are offering our star prize of a adventure package for 2021. If you’re the enviable winner you can choose from one of four SwimTrek holidays (Malta Escape, Lakes of Lithuania, Lake Bled and the Slovenian Alps, or Lakes and Tarns) or put £600 towards a more expensive trip of your choice.

ORCA Winter Wetsuit - £349. We cannot wait to road test the ORCA RS1 Thermal Open Water Wetsuit, which comes out in January 2021. The suit, which is not online yet, features a heat retaining inner lining and a second layer of neoprene. It promises to be an enviable piece of kit. 

Red Original Newbie Bundle - £437. Weatherproof changing robes have become the must-have fashion item of 2020. Red Original are known for the quality of their accessories, and will give one lucky winner a bundle of gifts: a long sleeve Pro Change Robe plus a 10 litre dry bag, waterproof pouch, drinks bottle, travel cup, microfibre towel and active jacket.

Alpkit Filoment Down Jacket x 2  - £139.99 each jacket. Warm, light and 100% recycled, the Filoment Down Jacket works as a midlayer or top layer depending on how cold it is on those winter dips. We have two jackets to win in the raffle, women’s and men’s. 

Finisterre Cabet Jumper x 2 - £135 each jumper. A Finisterre jumper is for life, not just for Christmas. We have two men’s Cabet jumpers to give away: heavyweight fisherman cable knit jumpers, as traditional as it gets as a way to stay warm outside.

Finisterre Hill Jumper x2 - £110 each jumper. Known for their quality, luxury and sustainability. We have two women’s Hill jumpers to give away: a chunky blend of alpaca and wool, luxurious, chunky and cosy.   

Bodyboard Depot’s TZ-1 PE - £150. When the chop is too much to freestyle, grab a bodyboard to enjoy the sea instead. The TZ-1 PE BodyBoard, which comes out in January 2021, is a strengthened bodyboard that is built to last.

Adventurous Ink Subscription - £137.50. Folk at Adventurous Ink subscription services are offering you a year’s worth of adventure to feed the imagination while stuck indoors!

Watershed Animas Rucksack - £135. Watershed makes heavy duty, zip and stitch-free drybags for the most rugged adventures. Their Animas rucksack is a perfect choice for swim-tours. It holds three days worth of stuff and is submersible to 90metres.

OSS Hoodie - £49. We’re giving away one of our super cosy hoodies. Grab a Society Slate pull-over or Zeno's Forest Green zip hoodie – a comfort piece for post-swim layering, or lounging in on long winter nights. You can pick your favourite from the OSS shop.

Alpkit Brukit x 3 - £44.99. The Brukit is a ”heat it and eat it, 560g integrated cooking system for quick cooking on the go”. Ideal for fresh brews on the trail, hot soup and nutritious one-pot wonders – three of them are up for grabs.

Happy Ears (ear plugs) Discovery Pack x 10 - £22. Happy Ears, the masters of effective and durable earplugs, have just brought out a waterproof model. As ears are not one size fits all, Happy Ears are providing 10 sets of Discovery Packs to give away.

Aqua Sphere, Kai man Exo x 8 - £19.99. The generous folks at Aqua Sphere are offering eight pairs of clear lens Kaiman Exo. A very popular goggle which features 180 degree field of vision and the latex-free hypoallergenic fit.

OSS Dry Bag & hat x 6 - £12. We reckon your open water loving partner or friend might prefer this handy stocking filler to, erm, a Sudoku puzzle book, Chocolate Orange or a novelty pair of socks! We're giving away six of pairs of these swim kit essentials from the OSS shop.

We hope this raffle provides a great way for our followers to put something in the tin, while crossing their fingers for a win. 

And remember, the raffle closes on Friday 18 December at 9am. Raffle tickets will be issued to you on email on 22 December. Prizes will be drawn at random in the order of prize value on 23 December and winners will be notified on 24 December. 

This raffle is open to people in Great Britain (Wales, Scotland and England) only. Please see full T&Cs below. 


With huge thanks to all of you this Christmas (hasn’t swimming been the best part of the year?). And I am so grateful to all the swim-community minded companies who joined this society fundraiser. 

 – Kate Rew, Founder

Thanks to @niall_verso for this OSS style Christmas party image. Pop over to his @seastudio,, for striking prints of sea scapes.

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