First Swim After Lockdown (Iain)

This weekend I went for a socially distanced swim.

Social distancing is a silly thing to have to mention.

I have to social distance. It’s the law. Everyone is doing it. I don’t mention other laws I also did not break. This weekend I went for a murder free swim. This weekend I manged to avoid robbing a bank whilst swimming. This weekend….I think you get the point.

So, from now on, don’t mention you are social distancing. Only mention it if you don’t do it.

The last time I swam was pre lockdown. It was in Loch Chon (

It was cold.

A very cold Iain

This weekend the water temperature was 18.6C. Turtleometer nearly became turteometer soup.

Turtleometer was happy to be back in the water.

My tips for swimming after being out of the water for so long.

  1. Take it easy

It is not complicated. I have all summer to enjoy swimming. I will enjoy being back outside first and I will worry about getting the speed and distance up later.