This is Chris, founder of Iceguys, the men’s version of Wild Sea Women.
Chris has been open water swimming for several years as part of his health and fitness regime for his body and mind.
Chris was keen to setup a group to encourage men to give cold water swimming a try. He said ‘Cold water therapy can benefit us in many ways, from physical health to mental health, as well as the friendships that form from the shared experience of open water swimming.’
Chris has been involved with Triathlon and multi sports for over five years. In which time he’s completed numerous events including the full distance Outlaw in 2017 and Ironman Lanzarote in 2019.
He started his own business (NXY) in 2019 as a way to host multi sports events for all ages in the Sunderland area.
NXY Multi Sports began with a view of getting people into multi sports racing, with triathlon as their main focus, along with duathlon (run/bike/run), aquathlon (swim/run) and aqua bike (swim/bike).
Chris’s company NXY hold Go Tri events in partnership with the British Triathlon Federation, and they’re also in the process of planning longer summer events and more extreme races which will be held during the winter. All of which will push participants that extra bit further, challenging them both physically and mentally.
In late 2019 he began his BTF coaching qualification which will soon be incorporated into NXY.