|Getting ready for a swim.|
I dove in the water without the wetsuit to get a feel for the temperature. Breathing is difficult enough when swimming without the shock that accompanies cold water. It took a little getting used to but I don’t imagine swimming any duration in cold water without a wetsuit is a good idea. Alternatively swimming with the wetsuit was very comfortable and easy. I swam fast as I ever have and knocked down 500 yards in 11:26 with energy to spare. Five weeks ago I could not swim even 50 yards. The only trouble I had was my goggles fogging, which I am still looking for solutions.
|Paddling back to shore. The water was clean. I even filtered some and drank it.|