02/03/2014 by Carl Reynolds
This week I came back from working overseas in temperatures between 20 and 26C; and with nowhere to swim, because apparently it was “still too cold”. Re-immersing oneself into 6C water after an absence of ten days is no joke. I felt like blocks of ice had been wrapped around me and I’d been left to float in the lido. A few days later I managed half a mile, and am hoping for more as the days go by.
Meanwhile a few ice mile aspirants I know are bemoaning the mild winter(!); Chillswim booked their 2015 event on the same weekend the SLSC hold their biannual CWSC (Homer’s volunteering from Sellafield); we’re back to Stalinist elections at the SLSC (everyone gets elected unopposed); and the regulars are enjoying themselves (with a little hat tip to Strel Swimming…I can highly recommend the Slovenian Lakes trip).