Cold swim

By Jay Hiller, October 16, 2023

Photo by Susan Wilkinson on Unsplash

The shift from crazy hot to moderately cool temperatures in Central Texas seems fast to me. Take me swimmin’ anyway. I can handle it, I thought.

A few weeks ago, when I got under the outdoor shower at the neighborhood pool the water was way hot. When we went yesterday I hoped it would be warm again. Nope. Then I stalled for a while by trying to figure out whether it would be easier to get in in the deep end or the shallow end. I walked from one end of the pool to the other a few times, trying not to step on all the pesky acorns on the deck. Then I finally admitted to myself that it wasn’t going to make much difference and got in. The initial shock of the cold water made me swim faster than I normally do for about half a length before I settled into a good rhythm. By the end of the swim I was cold again. It felt great to take a hot shower and put on sweat pants.

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2 responses to “Cold swim”

  1. Well, being October, I still get in the pool. Refreshing!!

    1. But will be in there in January? In my case, we’ll see….:>) Thanks for reading the blog, Peter.

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