03/01/2016 by Carl Reynolds
Home London til May, Brixham thereafter
Groups South London Swimming Club, Torbay Shoal
Main type of water sea
Other immersive elements indoor chlorinated pools, outdoor freshwater lido, rivers, outdoor seawater pool
Outdoor water temperatures (range) 8C to 18C. Sea 10C to 17C.
Wildlife interactions seals (spotted close and afar); compass jellyfish (glancing blows); barrel jellyfish (spotted below); seaweeds (various and delightful to swim through); odd crabby crustacean
Main swim partners Mrs Ape mostly, but honourable mention to Nando Farah and Richard Rollings for company in South London and Brixham respectively.
Others the SLSC massive (but especially the patball boys); Torbay Shoal (Torquay Chapter – Jackie, Allan, Kate, Fleur, Michele, Ju, Anne, Lynda, Lumen, Mark, Matt/ Paignton Chapter – Queenie and Kate/ Brixham Chapter – Sue, Carol, Jeannie, Suzanne); Exeter Shoal (Mark, Helen, Baa, Lou); TED Shoal (Jane, Gilly); Moor and Surrounds Shoal (Sophie, Sue, Jess, Shirley, Lynne, Rachel, Tara, Sarah, Graham, Joh); Snowdonia Crew (Sarah, Bryn, Tom, Simon, Claire).
Continuing Swimming Muse Kari
Very memorable gems (wild) Peartree Point, Bugle Hole, Churston and Fishcombe Cove; Snowdonia (various); Porth Or (Lleyn Peninsula)
Delightful gems (un-wild) Ashburton and Buckfastleigh community pools; Shoalstone Sea Pool; Portishead Lido; Kings Cross Pond
New up and down pool (indoor, overheated, chemical) Torbay Leisure Centre