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Sol Ford 14-07-2014 08:29 AM

I have a day off work, so.
 
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clarkson 14-07-2014 08:34 AM

Awesome.:D I've not been swimming in a lake for years.

dubwise 14-07-2014 08:39 AM

beats working, enjoy! :D

redhouse53 14-07-2014 09:30 AM

Enjoy, but be safe;)

veedubcaddymaster 14-07-2014 11:01 AM

Are you able to take some shots of the location?? It sounds awesome. Have a great day

TDI90 14-07-2014 11:14 AM

Are you not scared?

MandyMicra 14-07-2014 12:42 PM

what if it has a noch ness monster in it?? :eek: or a Yorkshire Moor Monster?? Be careful ;)

Kackers 14-07-2014 12:54 PM

I can't wait to see the speedo shots!

baggabones 14-07-2014 01:01 PM

Keep safe. Too many stories about peeps doing this and dying :(.....let me know you get home safe ;)

SJC3101 14-07-2014 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Sol Ford (Post 11969722)
.....I'm going wild swimming in a disused reservoir, on top of the Yorkshire Moors.

Have a good day everyone.:)

Sounds excellent, I'd also like to see some pics :D

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Originally Posted by baggabones (Post 11971114)
Keep safe. Too many stories about peeps doing this and dying :(.....let me know you get home safe ;)

Yes, can you give us all 3 rings when you get back? :incheek:

Sol Ford 14-07-2014 03:18 PM

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SJC3101 14-07-2014 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Sol Ford (Post 11971970)
Ring, ring.

Ring, ring.

Ring, ring.

:D

Just going to pick up the kids from school, more later.

:lol: tease!

Virgil574 14-07-2014 03:48 PM

Which reservoir? I was swimming in Damflask in May, was still on the cold side, but really good.

Did some training with a mate who was going on to swim the channel a couple of years ago, in Withens Clough and Rivelin - he swam all of it and I swam some and did some as support kayak. That was properly cold (and was picked to be, as pre-sea training) - one of the limited number of times that I have been thankful for my layer of insulating blubber!

Sol Ford 14-07-2014 04:24 PM

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Big Gay 14-07-2014 05:16 PM

Great stuff!

I do a lot of open water swimming, a group of us swam Windermere, Ullswater, Coniston & Derwentwater end to end last year. Not on the same day ;)

I've started swimming weekly up at a small loch near Aberdeen, mostly wetsuited, but it was at 18* the other week so went in speedo's - love it! :lol:

I still do a fair bit of pool training still but I find it a bit boring!

focus_driver 14-07-2014 05:46 PM

feel free to piss in it - it's probably what the in laws end up drinking...... :lol:

Virgil574 15-07-2014 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Sol Ford (Post 11972362)
Virgil, Gaddings Dam and the water was 19*c, another couple of weeks and it'll hit 22-23*c mark and swimming is positively encouraged. Let me know if want to go and I'll pass on the turning markers.;)

I know Gaddings, near Todmorden (it's about 10miles from where I sit now), just the other side of the hill from Withens Clough- it was one of the ones Pete was going to train in, but he ditched in favour of Withens 'cos there is a road and a car park within about 200m. Pete was doing long training and a few of us went up to support and do short stints with him. Withens is still a Yorkshire Water reservoir, so whilst they don't prohibit swimming they don't encourage it either. A YW guy turned up halfway through our session, saw that we were kitted out and being sensible, had a chat and moved on.:)

19's not too bad, once you've got past that 'kiss the underside of the scrotum' moment! :eek:

My lad is off to Switzerland this weekend (Scout Camp) and one of the activities they are doing is swimming in a glacier-fed alpine lake (I think it might be the Oeschinensee, near Kandersteg) I'm guessing that is going to be "somewhat fresh"...:D BrrrRRRrrr!

Sol Ford 15-07-2014 05:48 PM

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Virgil574 15-07-2014 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Sol Ford (Post 11979690)
What can I say, I'm going again tonight.

I'm just a big kid. :D

Looks like a nice evening for it, if I were not stuck in the office doing testing I'd be tempted to come and point and laugh cheer you on a bit...

...have fun, stay safe...

VielziDub 15-07-2014 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by MandyMicra (Post 11970994)
what if it has a noch ness monster in it?? :eek: or a Yorkshire Moor Monster?? Be careful ;)

Funny you should say that I was swimming in the loch last week! :eek:

Sol Ford 15-07-2014 10:07 PM

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TDI90 15-07-2014 10:49 PM

Do you ever go in the dark? I mean lake swimming (or whatever its called) is scary enough but in the dark ahhhh

erditurdi 16-07-2014 12:50 AM

Not to rub it in too much, but I took the family up to the Gt Barrier Reef last week, stayed in Port Douglas and went out to the outer reef. I was told the water temp was about 24, like a bath it was. We all snorkelled, kids were super excited to see Nemo, not that impressesd with the big gropers that hang around there though.

Sol Ford 16-07-2014 09:39 AM

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Curly J 16-07-2014 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Sol Ford (Post 11972362)
Two of us went, we're both experienced swimmers and took enough precautions as we felt were required, even to the point of getting the temperature of the water before entering.*

*Remember kids, swimming in reservoirs is big and clever, but you may end up dead and put other peoples lives at risk who come to help, so stay safe. :)

When we arrived there was a solitary bloke sat on the rocks, 'Hiya, are you going in or just finished?' we asked.

'I've been in, but I'm going to have another dip, then call it a day.'

'Are you wearing a wetsuit?'

'No, I don't bother with anything like that?' then he promptly stripped off, bollock naked and in he went. *Kackers, let me know when your hot flush has cooled.:D

We chose shorts.

It was a shock when you first got in, but after thirty seconds or so it was fine. We followed the dam edge around three sides, then with local knowledge, you swim directly back across the middle of the reservoir, with little more than two metres of water under you. The feeling as you swim across middle with nothing near you is exhilarating. We did a couple of laps, probably no more than 1800 metres and called it a day. It was too cloudy and windy to sunbathe or sit about.

We will be going back with a few more of our swim buddies.:D

Virgil, Gaddings Dam and the water was 19*c, another couple of weeks and it'll hit 22-23*c mark and swimming is positively encouraged. Let me know if want to go and I'll pass on the turning markers.;)

On the way down we met a couple of triathletes who were on there way up for a session.

That's at the back of our house! Apparently the bollock naked bloke is there a fair bit, frightened our niece and her boyfriend when they last met him.
It gets a bit too busy up the weekends and bank hols as a rule but its a great spot.

Sol Ford 16-07-2014 10:32 PM

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scoob77 29-07-2014 01:02 AM

...came across this the other day and it reminded me of this thread - if you dont 'do' Elbow, turn the volume down, the vid is cool in itself...

http://youtu.be/ZAQeq0XIu6g

Buggy/Passat 29-07-2014 10:53 AM

Is it an operational reservoir? Please be careful, if they're abstracting water the intakes may only be a few feet below the surface and not necessarily visible. The intake pipes could come out the dam at varying depths to allow for the drop in water level or temperature or algae blooms at different depths.
You don't want to get stuck in an intake.
If there is a tower in the middle that probably Has the intakes on it so don't swim around it.
Be safe.

Curly J 01-08-2014 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Sol Ford (Post 11987794)
I pointed out your camper as we went past.;)

Scared now! :eek:

Sol Ford 01-08-2014 08:16 AM

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Curly J 01-09-2014 08:32 PM

Hahaha, small world! hope it turned out to be of use.

Sol Ford 12-08-2015 12:59 PM

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bigbadbugga 12-08-2015 01:16 PM

one word.

cryptosparidium.

now, have fun ;)

Sol Ford 12-08-2015 01:20 PM

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Sol Ford 12-08-2015 01:23 PM

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Sol Ford 12-08-2015 08:25 PM

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smull 13-08-2015 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Sol Ford (Post 14125201)
Smull, if you cast your eyes upon this thread, this goes together with that PM from a few weeks ago. ;)

Aha! She's doing really well, has done a mile loads of times in the pool but is a little adrift from the target in open water. That said, it's comfortably within reach and she plans to do the mile this Saturday at Pennington Flash (7am :eek:) ahead of our week away. She's even talking of a triathlon now?!
:)

Sol Ford 13-08-2015 11:17 AM

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smull 13-08-2015 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Sol Ford (Post 14129273)
Great stuff. You've got my number if needed. Has she swam across the middle of a lake yet? Not being near the land can be unnerving the first couple of times.

Yeah, she's swam in a predefined 'loop' at The Flash. She got very nervous 1st time and had a bit of a panic when she got far from shore but her friend was there who does triathlons and talked her around. The second time caused her no such dramas and she's back on track.
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Originally Posted by Sol Ford (Post 14129273)
There's a park run, at 9.00am, at the Flash. Just sayin'.......:D

Bugger, I'm minding the kids.
:incheek::D

Sol Ford 13-08-2015 11:47 AM

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