Weekly Swims with The Edinburgh Blueballs


What we do

The Edinburgh Blue balls is a weekly Mens Mental Health and cold water dipping group based in Portobello, Edinburgh. We do 2 weekly dips with a social aspect to it . We usually all meet up to 30 minutes before the dip for a catch up, then head down to the beach at designated time. The changing room is the beach. We all wait for each other and get a group photo (optional) That way everyone goes into the water as one supportive group. You spend as much time in the water as you want there is no competition – always read our safety advice before dipping with us. Then back to the beach and get changed as quickly as possible and get a hot drink. To add a social element to it – on Thursdays there is the option of burgers and beers in The Porty Tap and on a Sunday morning we all congregate around The Little Green van for a hot drink and a pastry.

We also do a 5K every Monday night – this can be for runners, joggers or walkers or even dogs. Everyone is a winner just for showing up – zero competition!

Monday 5k run / walk Tumbles car park , West Bank street Portobello.

Thursday 6.30pm John street Portobello

Sunday 9.30am John street Portobello

Also regular summer dips in Wardie Bay and Longniddry.

Check Edinburgh Blue Balls Facebook events page for updates every Monday, or find more information on https://edinburghblueballs.co.uk/