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Fresh Water – Open water swimming Ferris Meadow Ferry Lane Shepperton Middlesex TW17 9LH
I'll see you all there at 1730.
First proper OW swim. Happy days! I felt a few things in the water, but put it to the back of my mind, in the same part that contained the 'how-deep?" question.
It was good to see Dustboy again.
Yep - good session, lovely lake, friendly people but could they heat the water next week please?
sorry I missed you Cat but well done. The only time I've worried about how deep was in Victoria dock for the Great London Swim with 6 ft walls round the edge. Then I reasoned that anything over 5 ft would be too deep to stand up in so makes no difference.
For the record..... I wasn't feeling anyone in the water.
And there was a classic bit of Dustboy exageration to a bit (BIT) of floating (note floating not growing) weed being a swarm of aqua triffid monsters.
And I passed the 50m swim test so they must let anyone in.
SE - same time next week?
Soup Dragon wrote (see)
I did a 400m then a 750m.I was beyond terrified. I swam so fast I could breathe bilaterally, and my mouth dried up. It was a real effort to slow down, but tried to remember technique, and the last bouy of the 750m went really quick.
My goggles kept misting, and swimming in to the sun I struggled to see the bouys - not that it made any difference. My sighting is terrible.
No worries Soup. I made a move faily rapidly after a shower - did you go for a pint?
I'll be in Wales next week, but am aiming to swim in the Taff with Seren and Jevans.
I plan to do Triathlons next year but thought I would get the Open Water swimming started sooner rather than later and will hopefully pickup a wetsuit in the next couple of weeks.