Our Cold Water Swimming Workshop is for swimmers wanting to safely push their limits into the world of ice swimming. If you want to develop a more intense love of life or just improve your cold water swimming performance then this is for you. We combine Swim the Lakes open water swim guiding expertise [...]
I have found it very easy to commit the time to learn the simple breathing practices and apply it to my cold water swimming. Immediate benefits include much faster recovery following cold swims, a general feeling of well-being and intense increases in my body temperature following certain breathing exercises.
We’ve already covered Cold Water Swimming Tips and Wetsuits for Cold Water Swimming in previous articles. But what about the bits of you that often feel the cold the most? Wetsuit wearers as well as winter dippers and potential Ice Swimmers who forgo the wetsuit can still benefit from wearing neoprene accessories to stave off frost nipped extremities as well as use of the ubiquitous Dryrobe or Robie for instant, post-swim cosiness.
I go for the dive so there is no backing out, my head explodes with needles of cold and my feet are on fire, and not in a good way, but the rest of my pale winter body is amped and fizzing with sensations and I’m in bloody heaven. I swim back towards [...]