You swim in winter?!

Yes, It’s f*&king cold!

Yes, It’s f*&king cold!

Some of us swim all year including the coldest winter months, depending on the weather and sea conditions. Some stay in “skins” (no wetsuit), others start wearing neoprene as the water gets colder. Having the right warm-up gear (layers of dry warm clothes, hot drinks, cake) is even more important in winter.

Understand how to manage afterdrop (post-swim shivering, getting colder, feeling unwell)

Don’t feel you have to swim every month of the year. Plenty swim only during the summer months; that’s fine.


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If you find this information useful please make a donation to the Tynemouth Seal Rescue Unit (part of British Divers Marine Life Rescue). If you’re feeling particularly generous have a look at their Amazon Wish List.