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2019-02-11 4:29 PM


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Subject: Swimming in 46F water in January - video
Hey everyone, Eric Lagerstrom here! For those of you who don't know me, I've been a pro for almost 10 years now, and I love sharing my passion for triathlon through videos.

We just put out a new Transition Four video, and I'm pretty excited about it. There's a river spot near where I grew up that I've been wanting to swim for several years, and I sort of got sick of waiting for "the right time" to go try it out and film it. So, we brought a thermometer, measured the temp at 46F and suited up!
My face has never been in so much pain, but it was sweet. We hope you enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4_pwu3onsk




2019-02-11 5:53 PM
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2019-02-12 10:57 AM
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Subject: RE: Swimming in 46F water in January - video
That's cold! I've done 49F for about 10 minutes in a tri wetsuit and I'm sure 3 degrees colder would be really "refreshing"! Congrats!
2019-02-12 4:43 PM
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Subject: RE: Swimming in 46F water in January - video
Brr! Oh wow, if you're up in Alberta, I bet you're having to drill a hole 3/4 of the year if you want to swim outside haha
I found the hardest part to be my face and hands.. I was fine for warmth everywhere else. I think a thermal cap and gloves will be the way to go for next time.

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2019-02-13 2:47 PM
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Subject: RE: Swimming in 46F water in January - video
I used a thicker neoprene cap under a regular latex cap. I also used some short training fins that allowed me to work harder for more body heat.

Of course, some people have taken cold water swimming to a whole other level:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iahUsLRq81s
2019-02-14 5:30 AM
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Subject: RE: Swimming in 46F water in January - video
Brrr, that's cold. Swam last fall in what was about 53 degres water. I had wetsuit, double swim cap, booties and gloves. After the initial shock to the face I swam for about 10 minutes quite comfortably until I started to get cold. Stayed another 5 minutes and gave up. Could not move my hands when I got out. Glad I did it though, for some reason.


Originally posted by Micawber

I used a thicker neoprene cap under a regular latex cap. I also used some short training fins that allowed me to work harder for more body heat.

Of course, some people have taken cold water swimming to a whole other level:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iahUsLRq81s



yeah, people do that around here. Break the ice to take a swim. Not for me thanks.


2019-02-15 9:33 PM
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Subject: RE: Swimming in 46F water in January - video
This is awesome. Thanks for taking the time to put together this video. Looking forward to more!
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