Open Water Swimming saved me from alcoholism
Swimming for Hope by swimming the English Channel in aid of Sawa for Development & Aid to support children in refugee camps in Lebanon.
Today I went to meet Jason Tait from South West Swim for a video analysis of my swimming technique in his endless pool.
So today I decided to venture out to do my first swim in the open air swimming at my local lido, Sandford Parks Lido.
I’m 53 years old and should know better, I am about to take on an exciting and amazing new challenge supported by Swim Secure, South West Swim, Sandford Parks Lido, Sea Swim Cornwall, Lenches Lakes and Selkie Swim Co taking my swimming from the lanes of the pool to the open water of the lakes and sea.
The health benefits of cold water swimming have long been suspected, from Victorians gathering in their bathing machines to the lido boom of the early twentieth century. Now science is starting to back up the anecdotal evidence with studies that suggest that there are lasting positive effects of a bracing outdoor dip.
We are delighted to announce our corporate partnership with STA’s International Learn to Swim Week 2019 and Water Safety Squad initiative.
STA are an International and registered charity who work towards their charitable objective: ‘The preservation of human life through the teaching of swimming and lifesaving’.