Posted by: wildswimmers | January 25, 2013

On our way…

We’ve trained relentlessly for 2 months now, swimming through the depths of winter, shivering, shaking and sometimes shrieking, but always sure of achieving our goal of becoming hardy enough to compete in the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships in London. And now we’re on our way, lugging ridiculous amounts of thermal vests, fur lined boots, lambs wool and cashmere sweaters (second hand), gloves, hats and Sarah Lund Scandinavian jumpers in preparation for the coldest swim of our lives!!!  We’ve left behind the balmy waters of the West coast of Scotland and our friendly seals, otters, beavers, basking sharks, dolphins etc and now find ourselves on a Virgin Pendolino hurtling through the frozen countryside towards London.  It’s quite disorientating for country bumpkins like us, but we’ll be fine once we get into our natural watery element again.  Temperatures at the Lido are close to zero and we don’t know quite what to expect – but we know it will be VERY COLD!!!



  1. Good luck !! I will be thinking of you – is snowing here now. See you back for swims in the balmy waters of Carsaig. Much love, Diana x


  2. Tally Ho! hope it all goes swimmingly…and even doing one length of it will be a stellar feat! xo See you next week!


  3. Good luck!


    • Thank you! – all went really well. Thanks to the terrific organisation by South London Swimming Club which enabled the event to go so smoothly and be so much fun for so many people.


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