Great news – Lottie and I have both been lucky enough to be invited to swim in the Endurance Event at the upcoming UK Cold Water Swimming Championships to be held in Tooting Bec Lido, London in January 2013. This means we MUST TRAIN!!! We already swim most days in the sea, but at 7 degrees C this is TOO HOT! So we’ve started training several times a week in a local fresh water loch, where temperatures dip – see our Training Diary page.
The Endurance Event is for “the really foolhardy” and, since this sometimes applies to us, we decided to enter and were accepted. Swimmers must cover 450 metres wearing only a swimming costume and hat, in temperatures which can dip to freezing. Here’s more about the Championships.
Today’s training swim was downgraded to a “warm” swim in the sea, since The Polar Bear was to join us and he is too delicate to swim at very low temperatures. But since the weather conditions were bracing, it was a very invigorating work out.