hi, i thought i’d post about my Wild Swimathon that i have started, i started it last week and now i am getting ready to take the next step…
here is more about what i have planned-
ok guys, this is what you have been waiting for i need to get my Swimathon off the ground and into the water, not going to throw myself into the deep end just yet though pardon the pun, but i figured i could do this… its a charitable event that i’m hoping to start my wild swimming journey from and raise some critical money for my chosen charity.
here is some information about the event-
Just a daft notion to “test the water”. Would you be interested in a winter sprint in the River Doon? Not really organised at all, with no responsibility by anyone and highly likely to be cancelled on the day if conditions are bad. It’s a 250m sprint with-the-flow and without exit points except the finish. River depth about 3 - 6ft. Water temperature : probably in the range of the famous “River Doon ice-cream headache”. Expected swim time as fast as 1:30 after a stormy day, 2 - 3 minutes on a calm day. 2 waves (wetsuit and non-wetsuit). We’d need help with ‘spotters’ and carrying clothes from start to finish. We’d make a complete mess of the timekeeping (to encourage boisterous argument about who won, even though noone will care). We will offer shelter, hot chocolate and cake. If the flow is strong you’ll risk sailing past the finish point and have to climb out about 150m further and colder, but you’re unlikely to be swept out to sea (but there’s no guarantee). Would you do this at your own risk? Would you do this for a cheap trophy? Would you do this without being given even a can of Red Bull? December is only a first suggestion to gauge reaction - to be confirmed or deleted depending on the response. Apologies if this is not an appropriate use of this FB page and I’ll never speak of it again.
so…yes there is an element of danger which makes it even more appealing to me and i’d be lying if i said i wasn’t a bit worried about it, however it is a challenge and i think it is a good start, i’ll be starting training real soon even though this swim will be easier as its with the flow , its suppose to be therapeutic guys
p.s. please donate to my funraiser before i possibly drown, get pneumonia, hypothermia or eaten my a rather large fish