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2 hours ago, AA7 said:

I read 19-20deg 

 

I just did then too. They read it at the beach before we left at 17. Not sure where they took that temp. I swam off after the first km as I had to get home by 8. Maybe it's colder at the beach. I suppose it is shallower, and in the shade.

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30 min swim yesty. 

12.7 in the river. 

Wetty, neoprene hood and was really comfortable.  Got in really easy. But yes, it is cold. 

Will do normal silicone cap next time.  Normal cap last time at 12.5. We had some rain so it warmed up when I'd expected it to cool down. 

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8 minutes ago, Turts said:

12.7 in the river. 

You can keep those temperatures. Even if I wore the wetsuit I'd have to drink a few litres beforehand to warm it up enough.

Really it's just getting in & the first 3 minutes, then 30 minutes after I get out that I have a problem with. While I'm swimming I'm fine. I don't even feel cold when I get out, standing there dripping in the shade in about 12 degrees air temp. First sign of a westerly may change that though. :) 

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9 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

. Even if I wore the wetsuit I'd have to drink a few litres beforehand to warm it up enough.

Ah, short term gratification. 

Try scotch?

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11 hours ago, Turts said:

30 min swim yesty. 

12.7 in the river. 

Wetty, neoprene hood and was really comfortable.  Got in really easy. But yes, it is cold. 

Will do normal silicone cap next time.  Normal cap last time at 12.5. We had some rain so it warmed up when I'd expected it to cool down. 

Which river is this?

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3 minutes ago, AA7 said:

Which river is this?

Murray at Mildura

 

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43 minutes ago, Turts said:

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Wow, what a range.

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Yep. Unpleasantly warm in summer. Outdoor pool seems cooler! 

Being in the weir pool makes it great for non pool swimming. But summer also gets algal blooms. Not good. 

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I thought it was about swimming....not fancy graphs 😂😂😂😂✌️

 

 

3.5km done after work. 

Set a PB for my mail round.... LOL 3hrs! Woo Hoo. 

The things we do to squeeze everything into life 😎✌️

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3.2km OWS again this morning. Water temp was probably the same, but I felt a lot colder given the air temp has dropped from 14 last swim to 10 this morning. Then when a westerly breeze came across the lake bringing in a thick fog it got real interesting. Probably because I watched Lake Placid last night. :)

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Seemed a lot easier today, with the air temp back up to a respectable Brisbane temp of 14. I'm not looking forward to next week though when it is forecast to get down to 7. I can see the dam getting a fair bit cooler this coming week. Add to that the westerlies blowing across it and it won't be a pleasant solstice swim.

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I hate it when the car thermometer is reading 4 degrees on your way to an OWS.

3.2km down, still warming up.

 

 

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Weather’s not brilliant here, meant to snow tonight, pool is 21 degrees but now I’m getting sick and the old man is in hospital so I’m baybysitting him

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35min in the river. 

12.3 deg.

Thin wetty,  normal cap.

Any longer I'd need my neoprene hoody ot st least thick silicone one.  My head was starting to hurt the last 5 minutes. 

 

Then about the same time in a hot shower. 

 

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Anybody wanting to do a Winter Solstice swim, we have quite a few people coming to Enoggera Reservoir at 6am Thursday. The main group are doing a 1.6km swim to the end buoy & back, but I'll probably do a 2nd lap as well.

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33 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Anybody wanting to do a Winter Solstice swim, we have quite a few people coming to Enoggera Reservoir at 6am Thursday. The main group are doing a 1.6km swim to the end buoy & back, but I'll probably do a 2nd lap as well.

Sorry, I have a prior commitment hammering nails through my eyes....

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1 minute ago, Cat Lady said:

Sorry, I have a prior commitment hammering nails through my eyes....

But apparently Brisbane's Winter finishes Tuesday, and it's warming up. :)

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Did 2km at the Cockburn pool. 

Great facilities. 

Lane to myself outside. 

No access to my dongle to upload the file. 

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4km at the dam this morning. The strong westerlies whipped up a good chop, and the cooler days & nights have had an effect on the water temp. Fernando (our floating thermometer) has dropped a degree to 18 this morning. This was my longest swim in the dam since it started getting cold, and I felt it. 3 days till soltice. :)

This is Fernando.

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I'm sitting here with nine stitches in my elbow and a divot in my check - just wishing to swim. You lot enjoy yourself swimming. I'll be back in two weeks.

FM

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No swimming for me since Cairns. A combo of injuries (tennis elbow, bursitis of the shoulder) and illness (heavy cold two weeks out from Cairns) left me with slightly less than 30km clocked up by last Sunday. Given the elbow is still a niggle for which I am now receiving Physio treatment I stopped swimming. Alas.

Congratuations to everyone who acheived their goals.

Till next year!! 

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