Posted by: wildswimmers | November 21, 2013

First winter storm swim

Winter is biting now, we’re wearing hats and helmets and thinking ahead to 5 months of COLD WATER SWIMMING.  The first sunny stormy day arrived and we cheated, donning wetsuits (for safety) as we planned to walk out to the far point, plunge in and swim to the centre, where the westerly waves are biggest and the wind strongest and then surf in to the shore.  I found it very tiring trying to swim with the wetsuit on, so I mostly surfed, squealed and spat out seawater, while Lottie powered ahead, surging into the waves with her powerful freestyle stroke.  Swift swimmer acted as safety look-out, spotting from the shore the two brightly coloured hats appearing and disappearing under, over and through the waves.  Our club HQ, the beautiful Wild Rose, rode the waves serenely at her mooring, while little Sea Pie struggled bravely to keep her head above water.  A great start to the winter swimming season!



  1. Not quite got the hang of FB> However, just have to say I still admire the two people who have always imspired me xx


  2. Well done the Team!!


  3. It looks both terrifying and exhilarating at the same time!


  4. Fabulous Iona…..I have ‘poached’ your lovely pic of little Sea Pie in the storm for my Facebook cover photo. What a different Carsaig bay to the one I last swam across! x


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