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I have a yearning to start outdoor swimming ...

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winewellies Wed 12-Jul-17 10:43:48

Possibly a mid~life crisis but after seeing a gaggle of middle aged women in wetsuits swimming in the river whilst I was walking the dog .. I feel inspired !
But haven't done any proper swimming in the last 15years (apart from splashing about with the kids) so I am going to buy a monthly swim pass at the new local pool and start 'training' there anyone out there in MN land who wild/outdoor swims who can give me some training tips or help me work out a realistic schedule ? (have read up about best strokes etc but haven't found much else )

Trulymadlymotherly Wed 12-Jul-17 10:54:44

Ooh I have no advice but watching with interest. I've wanted to do this for a couple of years now but pregnancies and job upheavals mean it just hasn't happened.

Chipsandonionrings Wed 12-Jul-17 11:07:22

watching with interest. try the outdoor swimming society. we regularly paddle in the sea and local rivers and I would love to start a bit more seriously but I am unfit and afraid of deep water!

nothing beats swimming outdoors however.

quartofquakingquills Wed 12-Jul-17 11:07:44

As long as you have a tip-top immune system why not?

Igottastartthinkingbee Wed 12-Jul-17 11:10:23

Come over to the swimming for fitness thread. Quite a few wild/open water swimmers there.

Igottastartthinkingbee Wed 12-Jul-17 11:10:53

PippaFawcett Wed 12-Jul-17 11:11:19

Sounds lovely!

heron98 Mon 31-Jul-17 14:11:22

I had this yearning too. Got a second hand wetsuit. Did it four times and realised it's awful. Not for me. Great if you live in Spain, not so much in a tarn in Yorkshire.

Rahul88 Sun 04-Mar-18 16:12:58

I did some swimming in a lake last year (as well as regular pool swimming). It made me feel dizzy (i struggle with dizziness, but not when pool swimming) so struggled with it, I believe it’s to do with the cold water shocking the inner ear

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