Why open water swimming is the trend of 2015

The Telegraph reports: Good for your physical and mental health, taking the outdoor plunge and cold water swimming is the perfect new year health kick.

Every morning, at 7.30, I walk out of my front door, down the road, to the beach – and swim in the North Sea. I’m not entirely crazy (I wear neoprene gloves, shoes and a swimming hat in winter), but I am addicted to that zing on your skin and what I can only describe as an acute sense of being alive, when all your senses are at their sharpest. It’s what my fellow outdoor swimmers call ”a dose of Dr Sea’’. More…

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