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Neoprene and afterdrop: how to keep swimming outside this winter

With a reported 323% rise in people swimming outdoors, here is the expert guide to ensuring you take the plunge safely – even when temperatures plummet

When lockdown rules eased in May, a friend and I went for a surreptitious dip in a nearby lake. It was exactly what we needed. The shock of cold water provided the thrills, while merging into the landscape brought the bliss. Afterwards, we floated through the woods on a post-swim high. “Shall we do it again next week?” we said.

Read the full (revised) article @ Iceswim.co

This article was first published https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/oct/29/neoprene-and-afterdrop-how-to-keep-swimming-outside-this-winter