Brrrrrhhhhhh! June 21 was a fine day, but extremely cold. We weren't going to hang around in wet bathing suits posing for photos, even if it was for J's personal paparazzo. So, we compromised. Our little group posed after the swim, all wrapped up in our winter woollies, and proudly holding polar bear certificates to show we truly had done the plunge (actually it was my 10th swim for the month, and my friend J had beaten me by one swim).
We have learnt to dress very quickly and get to indoor heat as fast as possible after a winter swim. Otherwise, for hours, we end up with chattering teeth, extreme shivering, blue skin, and frozen fingers and toes. An important thing to remember is never-never shop in the frozen food aisle at Countdown directly after a winter swim!
(It's been said we look like a group of carol singers in the photo. We are so open for paid offers come December.)