Lewis Pugh

Introducing a precise open water swimming temperature scale

Next year’s Cork Distance Week will have a record number of attendees, many from outside Ireland. Some will be coming nervous or terrified about the potential temperatures especially if they heard any of 2011’s details. They need a scale of reference for that fear and we need a common terminology! Steve Munatones on Daily News…

Ocean Temperature Variation

Those who don’t swim in the swim much are often confused about what temperature to expect. The specific heat capacity of the ocean is greater than land or the atmosphere. This mean it’s will stay at a specific temperature and not quickly change. The volume of the ocean contributes to it retaining heat, as only…