July 17, 2011
30 years As child had lessons, etc Few open water comps in my late 20's For fitness/enjoyment Last 10 mainly recreational/ pleasure I am a mermaid by heart
Three times a week 30 mins..don't count laps these days can do 1km open water if i train
Yes 20 years ago ..did pier to pub & couple of other swims 1.2k 8 years ago 700m san remo classic My own open water swimming ..sandringham, williamstown, lorne, half moon bay.. <1km Frequency ..infrequent but can be weekly in hotter months
Some challenge, mostly enjoyment and possible competition
The feelling of the water the ocean the regulated breathing and sense of freedom
I love ocean swimming and bit slower than others- including breast stroke ..