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Calvin S

Wednesday 3/4/2020

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by , March 4th, 2020 at 08:38 PM (1410 Views)
PM LCM Solo @ LRRC "...I'm cooler than a polar bear's toenails..." ~ Big Boi

Air Temp: 58
Pool Temp: 57

12x50 @ :15 rest
#1 - 15M FR/35M scull
#2 - 30M FR/20M scull
#3 - 40M FR/10M scull
#4-12 FR

100 @ :15 rest FR

6x50 @ :10 rest FR

Total: 1000

Today I set the record (according to Trip) for earliest person ever into the LCM pool at the Little Rock Racquet Club, AND the coldest water temperature for a swim ever: 57 degrees Fahrenheit. The air temperature was a balmy 58, partly cloudy (well mostly cloudy). This also set my personal record for coldest pool temp (was previously 59 degrees from about 22 years ago). It took me 10 minutes to work myself into the water, and my face felt like it was being punched repeatedly every time I stuck my head in the water. Eventually this changed to an awful burning sensation, like I was actually swimming in 157 degree water and being boiled alive. After the first 3-400 I was able to start swimming the whole way, but I HAD to scull at the start because I couldn't keep my face in the water that long. I was still shivering and feeling sort of crappy an hour later! It was worth it to prove to Trip that he doesn't need a wetsuit

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Updated March 27th, 2020 at 09:48 PM by Calvin S

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  1. __steve__'s Avatar
    Remarkable swim sir! My record of 2 minutes in 58F water/70F air seems laughable in comparison (I believe it was about 8 meters of swimming)

    Tell your mate Tripp a wetsuit is a good investment