Tag: open water swimming

Beginners guide to swimming in open water

I absolutely love open water swimming. I liken it to running on a treadmill v running outdoors. Nothing beats it. But, you need to be properly prepared. In the video bow, I swam from this shore to the bank in the distance and back….

Day 52: Sea swimming in the rain 

So the forecast was rain today. So what, I told hubby, its wet in the sea, what does it matter whats happening in the sky!

Day 42: last sea swim pre Wanaka

Today was likely¬†to be the last time pre Challenge Wanaka that I would get a chance to sea swim, so when I was tossing up between a row or a swim, after work today, it had to be a swim! Beautiful warm still afternoon…

Day 41: Southland Open water swim champs

What a beautiful day for a swim, race, even if I was feeling CBA today! It was in Awarua bay, nice and local. It doubled up and the Foveaux Masters club champs and Southland open water swimming champs.

Day 36: Colac bay coached sea swim

Today I decided to try a different swim venue: Colac Bay. I got the idea a few weeks ago when hubby and I went there for a picnic and I saw a water quality sign. So since the tides were wrong for Awarua bay,…

Day 21: Lake Hayes swim event

Today is another simply stunning day in Southland: 28 degrees, beautiful wall to wall sunshine, no wind at all (rare!), the perfect weather for an open water swim event!