Tagged: Open Water Swimming

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Monday Morning Swim

What better way to start the week than a nice little swim in the sea. First time this year without my extremities covered in neoprene so it was a little chilly despite being in the balmy waters of Borth. It was a little choppy too as Jo, Sara, Nick and myself set off to the...

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Thalassotherapy – Oh I do Like to be Beside the Seaside

Oh I do Like to be Beside the Seaside I guess that’s no secret, I not only like ‘being beside the seaside’ but being in the sea itself too. There’s just something about it, and not only for water-sports lovers such as myself. Take Anna, she barely ever gets in or on the sea but...

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Summer Continues

The gorgeous summer weather continues here. 25.5ºC yesterday which was plenty hot enough, especially for lawn mowing! 20ºC today was mouch more comfortable and lovely blue skies throughout. The sea is feeling as though summer is here and the garden is growing well. I had a busy day on Monday, starting off the day with a...

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Action Packed Days Continue

Wow, another action packed day and on a Bank Holiday too. Open Water Swim First things first and that was to start the day with an early morning sea swim. Not too early today as it was a bank holiday but I was on the beach at Borth by 6:30am ready for a 7:00am start....

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Early Morning Sea Swim

I’ve said it before, but there really is no better way to start the day than an early morning sea swim. It’s physical, mental, spiritual, communal, natural medicine all wrapped up in a simple dip in the sea. Physical Physically, the water is never warm here so it is always invigorating. Saying that, the water...

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Water-Based Fun in Aberdyfi

With no training to do on Sunday and decent weather forecast I planned to get out for some water-based fun in Aberdyfi. Some friends from Cerist Triathlon Club were meeting for an open water swim so I decided to join them. First task therefore was to get to Aberdyfi. The quickest and easiest way there...

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My Kind of Day

The half-term continues and amazingly the weather continues to impress too. Further east in the country people are complaining of the cold, wet, miserable weather, but here in the west it has been gorgeous for ages now. Sunshine from 4 am until the sun sets at around 9:30pm and temperatures up into the 20’s everyday. Wind...

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Sensational Swimming – A Secret Underwater Dawn

The days maybe getting shorter and summer maybe coming to an end, but we’ve had a sensational few days of open water swimming here in Aberystwyth. There has been no rain for a while and no wind either so the sea is super clear with amazing visibility. Although, starting the swim in moonlight means that...

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