Acclimatising to Cold Water

This section is currenlty being updated.

The secret to acclimatising is just to swim in it, often - at least once a week, and preferably two or three, gradually extending the time that you stay in the water.

It is easier to start your swimming career in summer at 16 degrees and above, and then keep on swimming as the temperature drops if you want to extend into autumn and winter. However, this is not essential.