November/Dec Swim Time Changes and advice on winter swimming.

Swimming sessions October

Sunday 09.00 - 11.00

Tuesday 09.30 - 11.00

Wednesday 16.00 -17.00

Saturday 09.00 - 11.00

If you are new to open water swimming at the SHAC please click here to register and book.

If you are already a registered SHAC swimmer please 
CLICK HERE to book your swim.

As the season starts to change from Summer to Autumn and the water temperature starts to drop, remember to come to your open water swim session prepared for post swim warming up.

As we come into Autumn/winter swimming take advantage of the SHACs 10% Discount on all Zone 3 Swimming wetsuits and equipment. 
Please use link below:

Winter Swimming Advice 
No 1: wooly hat - we loose most heat through our heads. This is a quick and effective way of bringing up core temperature..
No 2: Hot Drink - This helps warm the core temperature from the inside and if in a mug helps warm hands.
No.3: Easy to get on warm Jacket like a #changerobe #dryrobe or #swimzi.

No 4: Start taking daily cold showers now to increase your bodies tolerance to cold water combined with regular swimming as the temperature drops.

No 5: Don't over do it, less is more as the temperature drops, you should always reduce your swim time as the temperature drops particularly below 16 degrees. At this temperature suits are mandatory unless you have a cold water swim history with us from previous years or can provide evidence of your experience. 

As the water temperature drops we need to become more aware of the dangers. hypothermia can go unnoticed and set in fast so reduce your swim time, it becomes Less about the distance you swim and more about the benefits of the cold water both mentally and physically but we must become aware of any changes in our body as an indication that our time is up. Less is more.

We swim year round at the SHAC and we will be running our Cold Water Swimming Course within the next few weeks. Cold water swimming has to be a regular thing to allow the body to acclimatize to the cold water over a period time.
Look out for notices coming soon on our social Media if you're interested in continuing to swim into the winter.
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