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Cold Water Wellness Retreat

Cold Water
Wellness Retreat

We are excited to announce our first Cold Water Wellness Retreat in partnership with triple Olympian and Olympic silver medallist, Keri-anne Payne. This transformative retreat will allow you to explore the benefits of cold water dipping in the open water spaces surrounding the iconic Old Course Hotel.


Combining the expertise of Keri-anne Payne with the unmatched natural beauty of the East Coast of Scotland, the retreat offers a restorative experience like no other. Known to boost the immune system, reduce stress and improve mental clarity, the three-day retreat will feature a series of guided open water dips across beaches, lochs and tidal pools. Packages also include treatments at the hotel’s luxurious Kohler Waters Spa, nutritious meals, a local gin distillery tour and the option to book a 1:1 training session with Keri-anne.  



Day One


Arrival at Old Course Hotel


Sunset Dip

Led by Keri-anne Payne


Welcome Dinner & Drinks



Day Two


Sunrise dip

Led by Keri-anne Payne




Morning at Kohler Waters Spa

Treatment included and use of facilities


Cold Water Immersion

 Guided open water dips across beaches, lochs and tidal pools, led by Keri-anne Payne


Goodbye Dinner

Time to reflect on your weekend with fellow guests

Day Three


Sunrise Dip

Led by Keri-anne Payne







Keri-anne Payne

Keri-anne Payne is a double open water swimming 10km World Champion and silver Olympic Medalist. She made the decision to retire from competitive swimming in 2017 and is now a passionate advocate for open water swimming. She has successfully co-founded several businesses dedicated to coaching the sport.


Keri-anne continues to go from strength to strength coaching her technique in the open water, arming others with the knowledge and confidence to become efficient open water swimmers.

Learn More about Keri-Anne
About The Retreat

May 2024

  • Cold Water Expertise: Guests will participate in guided cold water dips, led by open-water swimming champion and cold-water advocate, Keri-anne Payne 
  • Outstanding Natural Beauty: Explore up to five open water spaces and take a sunrise dip on the breathtaking beaches of Fife, immerse in the invigorating waters of an iconic Scottish loch, or feel the rejuvenation of the cold water under a historic castle
  • Luxurious Accommodation: Rest and recharge in luxury accommodation at the prestigious five-star Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
  • World-Class Spa Facilities: Participants can enjoy access to the hotel’s Kohler Waters Spa where they can continue their journey towards total relaxation. Warm up in the Spa’s healing waters and enjoy a luxurious treatment that soothes mind, body and soul 
  • High-Quality Dining: Promote wellness from within and celebrate the day’s dips with delicious local Scottish produce. Packages include nutritious meals, as well as a tour of a local gin distillery