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Going for cold water swimming gold with Windrush
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https://youtu.be/ntG50eXbBtcEver needed an incentive to get up early on a Saturday and come for a cold water swim?Well here it is. I've got 25 special…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Markall Jan 5.

New Years Day swim
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Tomorrow there are a few folks heading to the Hampton outdoor heated lido.Meet at the Hampton lido at 12:00. It closes at 14:00 so plenty of time to swim away those New Years hangovers and kick start…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Dec 31, 2017.

Swimming Hats - back in stock!

It is with much excitement that I can confirm we have got swimming hats back in stock!!!!!These can be brought online (and sent to you) or if you let me know I can bring them to a swimming session or…Continue

Started Dec 18, 2017

Outdoor Swimming Soicety 2018 events
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AllThe Outdoor Swimming Society have announced the dates of their 2018 swims.The OSS run a number of great swims through spring, summer and autumn, which are always great fun. The Dart 10km is a must…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Williams Dec 5, 2017.

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Simon Markall commented on Rob Weinert-Aplin's event 'Monday Swim'
"We got the swimming hats in just before Christmas. If you'd like a hat and are coming to this session let me know and I'll bring some along. £5 each."
Jan 7
Simon Markall replied to Simon Markall's discussion Going for cold water swimming gold with Windrush
"Hi Rachel  Welcome to the club. Should be plenty of us around tomorrow at the swimming. Think we have around 20 signed up. You'll be able to spot out lane as we have a Windrush lane sign at the end and there is always someone milling…"
Jan 5
Rachel Meredith replied to Simon Markall's discussion Going for cold water swimming gold with Windrush
"Hi all, I'm hoping (if I don't chicken out!) to come along after park run tomorrow - i'm a new member so it will be nice to meet some more of you. I'll be picking up my membership card afterwards in the cafe and don't yet…"
Jan 5
Luis Manuel Cavaco Conceicao replied to Simon Markall's discussion Going for cold water swimming gold with Windrush
"I’ll let my twin brother go for the cap, I’ll wear a wetsuit! ;-)"
Jan 5
Luis Manuel Cavaco Conceicao replied to Simon Markall's discussion Going for cold water swimming gold with Windrush
"Ah, there now an alternative explanation for me always ending up happy after a few drinks in the pub...they never turn the heating on!!!!"
Jan 5
Tony replied to Simon Markall's discussion Going for cold water swimming gold with Windrush
"Apparently, I’ve been told, that the first sign of hypothermia is that you start feeling euphoric- like the world’s a lovely place. Luckily thats never happened swimming in the Lido in January to me at least :-)"
Jan 5
Simon Markall replied to Simon Markall's discussion Going for cold water swimming gold with Windrush
"Quick reminder that the Gold hat cold water swimming challenge starts on Saturday. To count the swim needs to be without a wetsuit but at the same time please be careful and be aware on how cold you can get. This isn't a challenge around who…"
Jan 4
Tim Johnson replied to Simon Markall's discussion Going for cold water swimming gold with Windrush
"Love this description of the temperature from the Outdoor Swimming Society! 0-6 DEGREES: BALTIC Jumping in is likely to impair breathing in the uninitiated, as breath comes in big jolting gasps and it feels like someone has clamped on an…"
Jan 3
Alicja Furmanczyk replied to Simon Markall's discussion Going for cold water swimming gold with Windrush
"I’m in! I loved the Lido last week! strongly encourage others to give it a try - you do build up resistance over time, and nothing beats the sauna & endorphins afterwards "
Jan 2
Tony replied to Simon Markall's discussion Going for cold water swimming gold with Windrush
"Are you seriously suggesting Laura that members won’t get “too cold” swimming 300m in January in the Lido without a wetsuit?!?  Luis, I suggest you consider issues carefully before committing to pursuit of this swim hat…"
Jan 2
Laura A replied to Simon Markall's discussion Going for cold water swimming gold with Windrush
"I reckon at least 100m, or should it be 200, 300?. We don't want people to push it and get too cold though."
Jan 2
Emily Robinson replied to Simon Markall's discussion Going for cold water swimming gold with Windrush
"What constitutes as a swim? "
Jan 2
Simon Markall replied to Simon Markall's discussion Going for cold water swimming gold with Windrush
"Hi Luis. Great question and I've had it from a few people. As this is the cold water swimming cap and meant to demonstrate the hardiest of swimmers, unfortunately we're saying no wetsuit.  But do not despair you can build up your…"
Jan 1
Tony replied to Simon Markall's discussion Going for cold water swimming gold with Windrush
"Shouldn’t there be a cake aspect to this challenge? eg swim 5 times and bake 2 acceptable quality cakes?"
Jan 1
Laura A replied to Simon Markall's discussion Going for cold water swimming gold with Windrush
"Wohoo! "
Jan 1
Luis Manuel Cavaco Conceicao replied to Simon Markall's discussion Going for cold water swimming gold with Windrush
"If wetsuits are allowed I am in! LoL"
Jan 1

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At 17:14 on September 27, 2017, Colin Williams said…

Congratulation on getting swim captain. Saw this which looks fun...chip timed so you don't have to keep count! I'm going to sign up for the 5k. https://www.marathonswims.com  

 
 
 

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