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The opening of pools around the country has coincided with the onset of winter. If you live in a city where temperatures drop below 15 degrees, then you would have to look at continuing your swimming. This does not necessarily have to be indoor.READ MORE
The opening of pools around the country has coincided with the onset of winter. If you live in a city where temperatures drop below 15 degrees, then you would have to look at continuing your swimming in a heated pool. This does not necessarily have to be indoor.
For my pre-Olympic training stint in Perth in 2000, temperatures dropped to between 2 to 6 degrees and we trained in an outdoor heated pool. In most parts of the country, temperatures do not drop below 20 degrees. There should be no reason why this should disrupt your regular swim routine.
This is even more true if you are by the coast because on both coasts there is not much of a winter and it remains humid and warm right across the winter months.
The best part for me is having more space in the pool during the winter months. My swim workouts will never stop in different weather conditions. The only time you should evacuate the pool is when there is heavy lightning, otherwise, it is perfectly normal to swim even in heavy rain.
To end I leave you with my most favorite cold water swimming memory. I swam 30 heats and finals over 4 days at the Manipur National Games in sub 16-degree water. The result was 14 gold medals and my most memorable swim meet ever!!!
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