Swimsta Man@swimstaman

I like swimming and I like pictures.
Swiss-based OSS Special Envoy @theoutdoorswimmingsociety
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Ran up a mountain tonight and looked down on the water I'd normally swim in. It felt hard! Humid, heavy sky and thick air. Strangely enjoyable. Only the second or third time I've run it. Think I might be sore tomorrow. Of course, had to swim at the end. No one else was swimming (why not?!)
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Yesterday's crossing felt a bit like playing 'Frogger' (showing my age). So many obstacles! This beautiful paddle steamer made itself known and honked at a yacht that cut a little close to its bow. Also served as all the warning we needed to tread water for a minute. Captain waved as they went past. Got a nice blast of churned up winter water as it went past too. Still plenty of cold at the bottom! Second observation....use a 'Baywatch Buoy' with caution! A nice feature of the badis here is they loan these buoys out. My friend didn't have a float so, as we were crossing, he borrowed one. I don't know if there's a trick to it but, with the strap across your chest, you get very sore nipples in a matter of minutes! Also the long rope had a tendency to run between your feet. Maybe someone has experience with them?
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Triple Dip Tuesday!
(Quadruple if you count a splash with my boys)
Swam loads yesterday. A few hundred metres solo in the morning. Lunchtime two and a bit km with Swissman in training and then an after work lake crossing with former colleague and Ironman in training. Nice to keep up with people who are aiming for speed and time!
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My run wasn't bad tonight but this was still the best part. With it being Father's Day I decided to float about a bit afterwards and think about him. Whilst an excellent swimmer in his youth, and still an amazing senior, he spent his later years sculling around, smiling, looking very much content with life. Doing a slow breaststroke he would breathe out just under the surface and resemble a water buffalo or some other large shape cooling off in the water. I realised tonight that I probably looked a lot like him and also realised that I'm equally content with life and should count my blessings. Grateful for a loving family, good health and cool, clean water.
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