Friday, March 14, 2014

Wild swimming

Open water swimmers swim in outdoor bodies of water such as open oceans, and lakes.

And then there are the winter-swimmers or ice-swimmers. The International Ice Swimming Association requires that the water is colder than 5 °C for ice swimming competitions

This jolly lady is from Berlin.

The activity has grown in popularity in recent years with the publication of bestselling books on "wild swimming" by authors such as Kate Rew and Daniel Start. 

Katrine Scott who share an office with me, swim at least once a week in the Copenhagen harbour. On one of those days, she arrives at the office with wet hair underneath her cycle-helmet and a wet towel over her backpack. And in a very happy mood! 

Click on the link and scroll down the watch a short video on winter  swimming.