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Monday, March 11, 2013

Frozen Solid Post-Swim Shower

Soon after the Daily News of Open Water Swimming reported on the Serpentine Swimming Club and its mindset of "just get on with it" (see here), reports came out of London that today's Serps practice was conducted in near 0ºC (32ºF) water with an even lower air temperature and wind chill.

Those conditions didn't stop the normal crowd. "But it did result in an icy frozen shower head," explained John Tierney. "The shower is to wash off the detritus of nature. [Unlike the Russian wet recovery from ice swimming], the shower is purely aesthetic motives and none physiological."

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