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What to expect on your first Winter Swim

Posted in Open Water

You’ve seen the hoards bobbing along on your coastal walks and now you want to dip your toe to see what all the fuss is about? Here’s what to expect on your first winter swim in Ireland. Getting in hurts! No matter how slowly you acclimatise, getting in hurts. It’s stingy and cutting. But this […]

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5 Swimrise Tips for Sunrise Swimming

Posted in Swimming Tips

One positive to winter for open water swimmers is that sunrises are later, making swimrises – swimming at sunrise – more regularly achievable. If you’re thinking of giving it a go, we’ve got some tips you should be aware of. Choose an east-facing swim spot The sun rises in the east (and sets in the […]

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