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smontanaro
December 16th, 2016, 08:16 PM
Saw this in the NY Times just now:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/sports/for-swimmers-with-ice-water-in-their-veins-an-event-to-match.html

quicksilver
December 17th, 2016, 10:26 AM
Usually it's nice when the first lap has a slight chill, so you don't feel like a baked potato after a hard set.

This on the other hand is nutz! I will never complain about the pool being 78 degrees ever again!

smontanaro
December 18th, 2016, 02:03 PM
Usually it's nice when the first lap has a slight chill, so you don't feel like a baked potato after a hard set.

This on the other hand is nutz! I will never complain about the pool being 78 degrees ever again!

I agree. I prefer to swim in temps where I'm comfortable after a lap or two. Maybe down to mid-60s in summertime open water, but nothing lower than that. Even channel swimmers (English and otherwise) are generally operating in water temps no lower than the mid-to-high 50s, I think.

pendaluft
December 19th, 2016, 09:52 AM
I couldn't do it - but I admire them, I think. I do like the statement: Its the one time its great to be fat, So you'd think I'd be good at it but below 62, without a strong sun, I can't possibly last more than a few minutes.