Winter swimming – casualties.

Temps dropped at the weekend.  A few of us were also breaking a cardinal rule (don’t swim with a hangover), so we felt it a bit more.  Under 10c in the sea and zero on land with a frozen beach.  Winter swimming started properly.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Strange things happen when the beach gets frozen. Denis is getting growths on his head and poor Anne lost a leg.

As Angela Harris noted online, lack of cake caused some swimmers to simply run out of energy on the beach.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Out of cake – REFILL! REFILL! REFILL!

As ever, Siobhan got the picture that tells a thousand words.  Why swim in the Winter?  For this.

Winter Swimming.  Myrtleville, December 13, 2014.

Forecast at present looks a bit windy for the Turkey Swim next Saturday at 3pm.  It’s veering WNW though, so we might be lucky.  Apparently the forecast is great for the Turkey Thaw in the Pine Lodge afterwards, so that’s a relief.

Swim today, Monday, at 4.15pm.  All welcome. Swim Safe.

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