Cold Water Swimming Articles Index

This post is an index with a very brief explanation of each of the specifically cold swimming related articles I’ve written, so one can scan the entire list for what is most relevant for their question or area of specific interest. I was a bit surprised to see just how many I’ve written. Articles sometimes…

The Magic Number

Cold water swimmers have a finely tuned thermo-receptive sense, an ability to judge water temperature reasonably accurately, just from how it feels on our skin. It’s something that develops with time, experience and swimming. As an experienced pool manager my friend Clare told me that regular bathers will notice a temperature difference in warm water…

“What temperature of water is too cold to swim in?” Redux

Apart from following specific swims of the Magnificent Seven, the post entitled “what temperature of water is too cold to swim in?“,  has for over a year been the site’s most popular. This is a slightly updated version (main changes in italics), specifically the list of factors affecting ability. This post was courtesy of searches on…