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jirwin




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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:14 pm    Post subject: keeping warm in open water Reply with quote

how can I keep warm in an open water swim when wet suits aren't allowed Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

put some hand warmers down your trunks...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find the action of rotating my arms in a windmill-like fashion and rhythmically fluttering my legs works quite well.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my experience if you aren't allowed to wear a wetsuit then you definitely won't get cold. Even the top end of wetsuit legal is too warm with a wetsuit on.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

P in your swin suit Surprised
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Increase effort

Channel your inner Wim Hof
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HTFU
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