In recent years there has been a boom in open water swimming, with many discovering the freedom and escapism that open water provides. These mental health benefits have boosted the sport's popularity as not just a form of exercise but also as a practice for better wellbeing. Plunging into cold, open water evokes a feeling of oneness with nature that centres the mind and provides perspective on the stresses of daily life.
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EMBRACE THE ESCAPE
THE MANY BENEFITS OF COLD WATER SWIMMING
"Those who participate in cold water swimming regularly will describe the “swimmer’s high” which is the feeling of elation that comes after a dip in freezing water"
COLD WATER SWIMMING - HOW TO STAY SAFE
"Anything below 6C is freezing; below 12C is very cold; between 12 and 16C is chilly, from 16 to 20C is warm enough that some may feel comfortable without a wetsuit"