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Foxylady

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Re: Cold water swimming
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2019, 07:43:36 AM »

perinowpost, it sounds bliss, especially in this heat. If i had a tent I would have slept in it in the garden lastnight (27oc in the house despite doing everything practical to cool it down & fan on all night)..couldn't do without a tent..don't like beasties!! ;D
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Re: Cold water swimming
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2019, 08:06:56 AM »

When there's no air I keep windows and curtains shut. 

I think I would need footwear these days if river swimming.  As a kid I didn't mind as long as I could see what I was standing on.  Early morning swim perinowpost?
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Re: Cold water swimming
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2019, 02:01:14 PM »

Just a quick one CLKD we fly home today 😒
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Re: Cold water swimming
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2019, 01:31:12 PM »

Too cold in general to dive into rivers etc. despite yesterday's heat.  A bowl of warm water for my feet is as far as I would go ;-)
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Re: Cold water swimming
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2019, 05:35:37 PM »

Sadly 2 people have been pulled dead from the Thames in the last 24 hours  :-\ and 1 men remains missing.

Jumped in and probably died of sudden water shock or got tangled in 'rubbish' below water level.  Wading in is probably better  ;).  I could sit in our ponds but there isn't room with the fish and water lilies  :D
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CLKD

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Re: Cold water swimming
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2019, 12:10:47 PM »

from Northamptonshire Police Rescue Team yesterday:

UK water temperatures are 10-15°C, even in summer.

This is chilly enough to cause cold water shock, making you gasp uncontrollably and breathe in water which can quickly lead to drowning.

Cold water can affect your ability to swim out of trouble.


Advice from other Forces as the 3rd body is pulled from the Thames this week is not to dive into water as this can cause shock but to wade in slowly, checking the river bed, always wear shoes for extra protection against sharp objects and to allow the body to adjust to temperature changes B4 immersion.
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Foxylady

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Re: Cold water swimming
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2019, 06:58:15 PM »

Double page article in today's times on wild water swimming in the UK!
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Re: Cold water swimming
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2019, 09:06:13 PM »

Wade in slowly, shiver violently, wade in a little further ........ when I think where I swam as a child all the rivers had sandy bottoms and I wore plimsolls ........... never went deeper than my belly button then gently laid forwards to swim.  Never alone.  Kept away from the boys who would splash  >:(

Was it 4 or against?
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Re: Cold water swimming
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2019, 08:13:21 AM »

As it doesn't interest me I didn't actually read it, it was more looking at good places across the UK, so was split into areas and a wee resume about the area rather than a discussion about pro's/cons etc.
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Re: Cold water swimming
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2019, 09:14:50 AM »

A similar article in the Sat. Telegraph weeks ago ....... didn't read that either  :D

No need to wade this morning: the air is freezing  :o
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