Open Water Swimming in Borth and Aberystwyth
The sea temperature is gradually warming up, it still isn’t warm at about 10ºC but it’s warm enough to get in for a swim with my Triathlon Wetsuit on and the warm sunny days have made the sea look quite inviting.
I had a nice swim at Ynyslas last Thursday, just a straight swim down the beach a little and then back. I find open water swimming quite relaxing in a way, the strokes are longer and slower and if the water is calm you can just glide along with no need to turn. I’d aimed to do a mile, but had to judge the distance myself whilst swimming and ended up doing a little more – 1.36 miles in 34:41 to be precise.
I then had another Open Water Swim on Easter Monday, this time in Aberystwyth with a group of Triathletes from the INTR Tri Club. Again, it was a nice easy swim, this time up and down the bay in Aberyswyth, and a bit of fun on a sunny Bank Holiday morning. It’s also a new way for me to draw little red lines all over Google Earth!