Tuesday, 17 December 2013


These winter morning's are a bit too dark but at least it wasn't raining. A bit nippier today but I still did a six length swim, David tells me the water is about 6°C.

I caught Chris and Sue reaching the shallow end (top) and then again when the set off on their next length. The water is clear but I wish there was a bit more light.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Back in the water

Ear ache, exhaustion, parties, fog, frost and rain. Lots of reasons why I haven't been swimming for the past week or so. It was rather a dull wet morning to get back in but to my surprise it had warmed up!

Of course it was still cold and I don't have the official temperature from David yet but I swam six lengths without trouble. Elizabeth (top) on her last leap before Christmas and Ian (below) wearing his snazzy new hat and walking on water. It was too dark to get good pictures.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013


'I'll jump over James' said Elizabeth. He didn't have much choice in the matter and off she leapt. I don't think he minded or was splashed too much.

Too cold for underwater pictures so I made this panorama instead, it makes the pool seem an odd shape. Click on it to see it bigger. A dark morning but not really any colder than yesterday, another six lengths swim for me.

Monday, 2 December 2013


Already we have one decorated cubicle, Christmas is coming! Not sure if the geese are getting fat? December is a hard month for swimming, too cold, too tired and too many parties. Expect me to miss quite a few days.

Vince already in the water, I took a snap and then hurried in to catch him up. Six length today, I think the water is above 4°C again.

Elizabeth only wanted to do one width post sauna so I took this picture from the track side, hands just going in.

Kate swimming. Mr Ape took some pictures of Vince and me when he arrived, I wonder if he'll post them here? He then went on to do a massive 1km swim.