Tuesday, 10 January 2012
This morning, everybody was saying how "warm" the water was ... hang on a minute, since when is 6 celsius "warm"?? Well it's all relative, I guess ... for those SLSC swimmer who are Latvia bound, 6 C is warm! In two weeks time they will be competing at the Cold Water World Championships where the water will probably be hovering around 0C!
Hoping to acclimatise for the drop in temperature they will be faced with, they are of course praying for a cold snap before heading off.
There is hope ... according to David's reading and he is the official temperature recorder, it was all of 5.5 this morning! Lovely!
new year, new swimming trunks, familiar style ...
if not in orange
side lined ... and waiting patiently for an outing
a break in the clouds made for a beautiful beam of light
hitting the surface of the water
Brockwell Park swimmer who
"defected" to the Lido for the winter season
enjoying her leisurely swim
face down and praying (for more sun or colder water?)
Fernando submerging himself before...
his rescue operation
dry and safe now
time to get back in ...
ahhh ... that's better
Job done, Fernando is off
while Ducky .. is trying to keep up ...
in vain ... Fernando is simply too fast and on his way to Latvia ... but surely not without "Ducky" ?!