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Old 10-02-2012, 01:00 PM   #1306
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Queen's Dock, Liverpool, 10th Feb '12: 2.5C

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Old 11-02-2012, 04:03 PM   #1307
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R.Weaver, Frodsham, Cheshire, 11th Feb '12: water temp 3.0C

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Old 11-02-2012, 07:32 PM   #1308
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You are braver than I am Pete. I struggled with our heated indoor pool today as the poolside and changing rooms were so cold.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:30 PM   #1309
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You are braver than I am Pete. I struggled with our heated indoor pool today as the poolside and changing rooms were so cold.
Those were really just dips rather than "proper" swimming - literally for "cold therapy". I'm doing at least an hour in the pool most days to regain my fitness and undo the damage to my system caused by my stroke. I'm also recommended to have as many cold dips as I can tolerate.

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Old 11-02-2012, 09:54 PM   #1310
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2.5C - can do a bit better than that I think.

We had ice sheets on the surface at Tooting last week and today's pic from a friend suggests we can expect 0C or slightly less (due to pool chemicals) tomorrow - bring it on! Sauna to follow, coffee, cakes and rum too.

It wont be a long swim - but the race will be on. 33yds handicapped then swim back at leisure....then leg it to the sauna!

Too much ice to have enough room for a full race, but we all took turns to rattle out a couple of widths.

Official temperature was -1C (yes, chemicals lower the freezing point).

Gets warmer from here on
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Old 13-02-2012, 10:18 AM   #1311
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In Finland, where I believe the sauna originated, I understand it is quite usual for those having a sauna to come out, break the ice on and jump in to the water! Rather them than me! I must admit, I have to admire them, for sheer guts! The same goes for those on this forum who regularly swim outdoors during the winter!

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Old 13-02-2012, 01:57 PM   #1312
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Well done Kerrie-Anne a gold medal in South Africa on Saturday...SF
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Old 17-02-2012, 05:14 PM   #1313
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River Calder, Mirfield (S.Yorks), 17-2-12: 6.0C

Water temp. was surprisingly mild given that some snow is still evident on the hilltops. Water appeared very clear and current about 2-3 mph (guessed!)

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Old 18-02-2012, 04:18 PM   #1314
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R.Weaver, Frodsham, 18th Feb '12: 5.5C

Blustery and cold Northwesterly whipping up quite a chop. River muddy but flowing at its normal rate - about 1-2mph.

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Old 19-02-2012, 10:46 AM   #1315
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Southbourne beach. A gnats whisker over 8c.
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Old 20-02-2012, 09:36 PM   #1316
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River Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, 20th Feb '12: 6C

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Old 22-02-2012, 11:08 AM   #1317
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Southbourne beach. A gnats whisker over 8c.
I didn't realise that gnats had whiskers! lol Are they only found on gnats, but also on midges and mosquitoes?
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Old 23-02-2012, 04:02 PM   #1318
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R. Weaver, Frodsham, 23rd Feb '12: 9.0C

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Old 27-02-2012, 12:40 PM   #1319
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The days certainly seem very mild for February and, according to the newspaper, we are going to have a very warm spell during March. I wonder whether this means we can expect a decent summer, for a change?
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Old 27-02-2012, 01:32 PM   #1320
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PH lido was 8 degrees. I am out of practise so it felt much colder!
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