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A DECADE OF WINTER SWIMMING

Ten years of thrilling to the chill!

You may have seen the 'decade challenge' recently on social media – post a photo of yourself ten years ago. My 2010 photo was of me at Tooting Bec lido in January – I didn't realise I had been winter swimming for so long! What a lot has changed in those ten years (including my hair!). Whereas once we were viewed rather dubiously as cold water cranks, winter swimming is now almost mainstream. The demographic has shifted, with more and more younger people joining us in the winter waters. At my local swimming lake (which itself is a new venue) a new club, the Beckenham Bobbers, is going from strength to strength. We meet them next issue. In the meantime, I am thrilled that so many more people are discovering the benefits of winter swimming. Keep safe in the cold and enjoy the water.

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