new to outdoor swimming:

What to expect from your first outdoor swim?

What's holding you back from giving open water swimming a go? Is it that you don't know what to expect from your first outdoor swim? Wild swimming is not that difficult to get into, but overcoming nerves to dip your toes in the water for the first time can be. Let's talk about how to get yourself ready for a positive first experience with a dollop of reality thrown in!

How cold is the water?

Wondering 'how cold is the water?' is a constant question we're asked, and ask each other. We could be said to be obsessed with the temperature, but what relevance does it have to our swimming, how do we find out and should we share the info? Let's take a look at cold shock, measuring and some thoughts on what to do with our findings.

Filmed at Lepe Beach, Hampshire