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cold water swimming tips

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Jul 2017

How to swim in cold water without wetsuit and stay warm

Swimming in cold water and stay warm without a wetsuit. Is it possible? Can you train / prepare for it? Can it be pleasant? My tips on how I mastered swimming in cold water (by cold I mean swimming in water bellow 11°C/52°F). I always had problems going into water that wasn’t warm enough for me. It was never something I would say is a pleasant experience for me. Even on holidays in height of the summer when water was actually quite warm I needed some time to get in. Yes I was a bit of softy back in day 🙂 Cold water adaptation Some time ago I found out about this guy, he is sort of a super human as he holds several world records for various achievements. To mention some:Swimming under solid ice, being buried in ice for more than one hour and so on… So I started doing some of the things he is teaching. One of the things was doing cold showers in the morning. Cold showers have many proven benefits for the human body and are a great energy booster. What I discovered was that after a couple of months of doing cold shower I had no more problems going into cold water. We went to a beach once in early spring and the water had about 10°C/50°F. Everyone on the beach was mostly just taking a walk and people were mostly dressed in jackets or long sleeves. I decided to go for a swim...

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