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Swimming In Cold Water

When i was in the south i go to swimming in the sea, when the water was about 10 degree, and i am now in a another city where is more cold, i will try to continu this things, i like the feeling of cold water. Just if u have so good articles for not die when the water will be really cold x) or how did u progress steps by steps, if someone do that in this forum, maybe he can give me some good advice and so on, soon the winter will start, for the moment is hard but i think is ok, i will go tomorrow and try every saturday

Wear a wetsuit.

Without anything, it is to easy if i take that aha

I wanted to start a thread about this a couple of weeks back.

I’m an avid swimmer but I never swam year-round in open water. This year, due to the pandemic and the inability to engage in other athletic pursuits I’ve decided to try swimming year-round in the sea.

I have to say it’s addictive. I’ve never quite understood the appeal before - seeing the Polar Bear Club at Staten Island in December was very mystifying to me. But now I have to say that there’s definitely something strangely appealing in braving the elements and swimming under adverse weather conditions - in other words when it’s freakin’ cold.

As @Californiagrown said, invest in a wetsuit. That way you’ll still get a kick out of cold weather without losing heat too quickly. You can start with a 3mm neoprene if you’re really adventurous or a short one but then your limbs will suffer disproportionately.

I like to assume that everyone who’s on this site lifts - so Ross Edgley is your man for tips and advice. Lots of stuff on his YT channel.

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Thank man ! Maybe it is good to start with a wetsuit in the begining, i will try to find a cheap one
Yeah that can be addictive, when is cold i disconnect more easy, and when i finish to swimming im feel really peaceful, gym dont take of my “nerves”, I don’t feel that after gym, i can dead but swimming make me really relaxed lot

Ross Edgley with Eddie Hall. It’s an entertaining video first and foremost, but Ross gives many useful tips for cold water swimming throughout.

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Thank i will look all of the things that u send me and look soon for a wetsuit, i really believe that swimming it is one of the best cardio and so on for the gym, because that make also relax muscular and head, when u run it is not so good for the body and only swimming is also bad for the body, but the combinaison gym and swim are the best