Swimming

I’m so grateful that I learned to swim when I went to the first school classes.
That sport has given me so much joy.
I took these pictures yesterday. The water temperature is 17 degrees.
I am considering becoming a winter swimmer, so I might as well start now!

19 thoughts on “Swimming

    1. Hi, Montucky. Lots of people are wearing a wet suit today. It extends the swimming season for many people and has become a very popular solution.
      From December to April, the average sea temperature is from 2 to 5 degrees Celsius.

  1. Being able to swim, I think is a matter of course, but there are many adults who can not swim, it seems scary. My mother’s two brothers drowned when they were about ten years old, long before I was born, they could not swim, after my grandfather “forced” his other children to learn to swim.

    1. Hi John. It’s a sad story with your uncles and I understand your grandfather’s decision.
      I’ve learned that even if you can swim several kilometres in a swimming pool, the challenges are quite different, if one has to swim the same distance in the sea.
      Vi har et ordsprog i Danmark:
      “Kun en tåbe frygter ikke havet” Jeg synes, det er meget fornuftigt 🙂

    1. Thanks for that, Sophie. There are very good swim courses today. I’ve been snorkelling in the sea at Cyprus, but I did the most fascinating snorkelling from a boat in the Red Sea ❤

  2. Winter swimming is one of the best and most exciting things you can do in my opinion, if that means anything. 17deg is a great starting point. you have to give it a try. you will feel the difference. Also helps if you can convince a friend to join…. share the pain. Dan

    1. Hi Dan. Thanks a lot for your encouragement. I’ll give it a try and find a club. It’s recommended never to go on your own because the extreme temperatures in winter can make you faint.
      Wish you a great weekend,
      Hanna

      1. Hello Hanna. We try swim as often as possible. 17degC is really a great place to start, especially if your not used to it. If we lucky we find spots of around 10degC. That is normally when our water is clear enough to use the go-pro. All our little swimming videos are filmed in 10-12deg water. You will get used to it I promise. If you do however intend in swimming on a more regular basis I do recommend a neoprene hoody. Just to cover your ears as the cold water does effect your ears in time.( You have to swim a lot) If you want any more info and or tips feel free to send me a message I am glad to help you with that adventure. Dan

      2. Dan, thanks a lot for your info!!! I will make posts concerning my progress and I will make use of your offer if I need it. Once again thank you so much for your support!!!
        Hanna

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