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Saturdays and sundays have become my summer #seaswim days. I just love to be in the water it feels amazing . Sometimes I buddy up with a client if its first thing in the morning and we are swimming offshore - its just safer . ... Peter Benchley ( Jaws ) ..has a lot to answer for :-) !!!

When in the water it is important to be completely relaxed otherwise you use up valuable swim energy.

A sea swim should be meditative , relaxing, refreshing and good for you in so many ways- for me its the most magical feeling- escapism.

Usually knock out between 2-4km love every minute

When I’m in the water all my triathlon memories come flooding back - the 2km swim before the 90 km bike before the half marathon.

I love to sea swim but I was always so nervous prior to the start of the swim- everyone is hanging around waiting for the start and then once the horn blows a mad dash into the water- you get kicked in the head, your googles get ripped off ….and if the sea is rough … urrrgghhh… ( this is just my personal take on a very busy triathlons - please do not let this put you off competing - its absolutely the best thing ever which is why I was completely addicted for many years, completing every triathlon on the island many times over )

However my swim this morning was far from a race. It was amazing to be back in the water again. Thank you - the perfect way to start a weekend - and how lucky we are to have this beautiful turquoise ocean right on our doorstep.

Tip : I was cold when I got out so the water is still quite fresh - just to warn you .However the benefits of cold open water swimming are…..

  1. Helps with depression

  2. Helps with insomnia

  3. The minerals in the water are very beneficial ( try to leave the sea water on your skin afterwards before showering )

  4. Great for your fitness

  5. No impact

  6. increases grey matter in the brain

  7. If it is cold water the benefits to cognition and fat burning are immense

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/2159676X.2019.1649714?journalCode=rqrs21

This abstract interviewed six regular sea swimmers who found sea swimming to be :



Transformative

Connecting

Re-orientating

Tip - re hydrate !!!! you would be amazed how much water you loose by swimming.

Personally - I just love swimming in the sea!

The picture of the swim above was the 4km sportif along the Cala Blava coastline - recommended

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAh_eykj2D7/?igshid=1tu5xudaygp74


 

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