Open water swimming

 

Sharky

Guru
Location
Kent
Was having a coffee in a cafe overlooking Dover Bay on Monday and spotted a swimmer going up and down the bay. Looked really cold, but really impressive. More than I could do.
 
Do you train in Marine Lake by any chance? I see a lot of swimmers out there.
No........& I won't be at this time of year either:cold: I am looking for a group really.
I can swim in water that I know well in pembrokeshire in the spring, but ideally I am looking for a local group.
Weston AC has a tri group within it, I was talking to one of them at hutton moor recently.
It won't be an issue until the spring, I'm staying in the pool until then.
 

Gert Lush

Senior Member
No........& I won't be at this time of year either:cold: I am looking for a group really.
I can swim in water that I know well in pembrokeshire in the spring, but ideally I am looking for a local group.
Weston AC has a tri group within it, I was talking to one of them at hutton moor recently.
It won't be an issue until the spring, I'm staying in the pool until then.
Oh I didn't mean at this time of the year! That would be madness!

I was just curious really because I see a lot of swimmers in there because it is tidal so I was guessing that it would be good practice for open water swimming.

Weston AC is good, I actually work with one of the people who runs it. Definitely the biggest club in weston so should have plenty of people in it who want the same thing as you. Enjoy :smile:
 

Ian A

Über Member
If you facebook you could try the Outdoor swimming society group. Members should be able to point you in the direction of local groups if there are any where you live.

Swimming in winter is not madness! It is a bit more specialist but what stemmed from curiosity is now a hobby for me. I'm a wuss swimming in a wetsuit, good hat, gloves, boots etc. It's the swimmers in normal swimming costumes who are the hardy ones.
 

Stephenite

Membå
Location
OslO
I was chatting with a chap at the (indoor) pool the other day. Now, i very much like swimming and having a splash about in the sea and lakes, but i can get nervous sometimes - you know the feeling, perhaps, when you wonder what it is that is below you in the deep and the dark. He said he's been swimming in small tarns in the mountains, here in Norway, and come across skeletons of deer (with horns), and so on. I'm glad he shared that with me.
 
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Tin Pot

Guru
I was chatting with a chap at the (indoor) pool the other day. Now, i very much like swimming and having a splash about in the sea and lakes, but i can get nervous sometimes - you know the feeling, perhaps, when you wonder what it is that is below you in the deep and the dark. He said he's been swimming in small tarns in the mountains, here in Norway, and come across skeletons of deer (with horns), and so on. And glad he shared that with me.
Yeah, not to put you off but a guy died during a triathlon in my local lake last year. And it seems it took them a while to find him.

It will be playing on my mind come April, but honestly a lake swim with the sun shining, rising or setting is amazing. It's like suddenly being on holiday for an hour or so.
 

screenman

Legendary Member
Yeah, not to put you off but a guy died during a triathlon in my local lake last year. And it seems it took them a while to find him.

It will be playing on my mind come April, but honestly a lake swim with the sun shining, rising or setting is amazing. It's like suddenly being on holiday for an hour or so.
I swim open water at 30c from May onwards, early mornings are magic.
 
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