You may have seen on social media the different ways swimmers are getting their water fix; in endless pools, paddling pools and tethered pool set-ups in the back garden. Many regular outdoor swimmers have found some water to quell their thirst and are swimming where it is safe to do so in local lakes [...]
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 [...]
Temperatures are dropping and you are struggling to find swimming friends, BUT YOU STILL WANT TO SWIM OUTSIDE! Well, I’m with you on that one; years of swimming outdoors have given me a serious aversion to over-chlorinated indoor pools and busy swim lanes. Why put up with that when I can have the whole lake to myself… in December… when it’s bloody freezing…
So… you’ve fallen in love with open water swimming and you can’t bear the fact that the season will end and you want to swim right throughout the winter? Or are you are one of the growing number of competitive swimmers and triathletes that want to push your boundaries in freezing cold conditions outside of the traditionally accepted temperature parameters of your sport?
Review: Gloves for Swimming in Colder Water Swimming gloves and swimming socks help keep your extremities warm enabling you to stay comfortable for longer in colder waters. I suffer from 'white finger', even on hill walks and fell runs my hands can go solid white and numb, so I was really motivated to find [...]