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Old 14-07-2014, 03:18 PM   #11
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Ring, ring.

Ring, ring.

Ring, ring.



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

I still do a fair bit of pool training still but I find it a bit boring!
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feel free to piss in it - it's probably what the in laws end up drinking......
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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!

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"... BrrrRRRrrr!
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What can I say, I'm going again tonight.

I'm just a big kid.
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...
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what if it has a noch ness monster in it?? or a Yorkshire Moor Monster?? Be careful
Funny you should say that I was swimming in the loch last week!
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