Is it important to keep swimming in the Open Water during winter season?
YES! Of course! Cold water therapy is proven to help your mental and physical health (but please check with your doctor if you have health issues before entering cold water). There are events that hold cold water swims that you can enter as a competitor or just for fun!
Is it important to get pool time in during the winter season?
YES! The drop in temperature = less swim time. Therefore use the pool to your advantage! You will have more time to play with to work on your technique indoors. But don’t cancel out the Open Water completely! Overcoming mental and physical boundaries = personal growth
In the image below you can see your coach Caris assisting Tina in the swimming pool. Tina lives with a condition called Freidreichs Ataxia. Tina has created a goal to swim 750 meters unassisted. She is already on the road to complete freedom after swimming 45 meters by herself in just five weeks...