Thoughts on open water swimming

Been to the Lake District this weekend for the Great North Swim - great to see so many people out doing their swims! My husband and his brother were swimming the 2 mile open water swim to raise money for the Anglesey RNLI this year - unfortunately the 2 mile swim today was cancelled due to awful weather conditions but they were offered one mile yesterday afternoon instead so they did that (they will do two miles in Llanberis lake at a later date).

What struck me the most while I was there spectating (I'm not daft...) was how many people from all walks of life and ALL ages were participating - a considerable amount of people were of the more mature generation (!) it clearly does you the world of good - there must be something in this open water swimming lark.....maybe I'll do it next year....maybe.....