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Swimming to Happy in 2018

After a whole 123 swims in 2017 I'm now in a great place, I say that it's up and down but swimming adventures keep me going. I've been measuring the temperatures of all my swims since last September, the lowest which has been 0.7°c, I'll be measuring all swims throughout the year now.

Unfortunately the ChillSwim didn't happen this year but after being in 4°c for four minutes I can't wait till the next one! While my hands and feet haven't been in the water much as I've had gloves/socks on I'm hoping to use them a lot less when winter comes back this year.

I've got a few adventures planned, although not going to tell you about any of them!

Swimming on average every 1.33 days this year. Estimated swims by the end of this year... 274.
63 days (24th Sep) until 200 swims, 129 days (29th Nov) until 250 swims, 196 days (04th Feb) until 300 swims!

Local Temperature Gauge Windermere Gurnal Dubs Others

River Sprint 19.5°c
153 - July 22nd

Refreshingly cool :)

Buoy 13 23.1°c
152 - July 20th

Jumped in, swam to the buoy, had fun!

Gurnal Dubs 22.2°c
151 - July 19th

One standard length front crawl!

Grasmere 23.4°c
150 - July 17th

Trying to swim with the WWW

Loughrigg Tarn 24°c
149 - July 17th

A quick bath with a great view

River Brathay 23°c
148 - July 17th

Need to go here more oftern, it's easy to get to.

Stockley Bridge at Seathwaite
147 - July 15th

Needed to dip, water was cooler. No temp.

Rydal 25.2°c
146 - July 12th

Warm and faster swimming.

River Brathay 24.9°c
145 - July 10th

1.4 kilometers in 1 hour down on a river adventure!

Gurnal Dubs 24.8°c
144 - July 9th

So warm, walked down in my swimwear!

Potter Tarn 23.9°c
143 - July 6th

So many tiny frogs!

Gurnal Dubs 23.4°c
142 - July 6th

So many little fish!

River Kent 21.8°c
141 - July 5th

Exploring somewhere new!

Capenwray 22.9°c
140 - July 4th

Breaking my fear of jumping before shooting the event.

Potter Tarn 22.6°c
139 - July 1st

Potter the Fell swim 2

Gurnal Dubs 24.3°c
138 - July 1st

Potter the Fell swim 1

Rydal Water 26.7°c
137 - June 30th

A final push from here to the pub!

Grasmere 25.5°c
136 - June 30th

Busy beach on a summers day

Sourmilk Gill 25.4°c
135 - June 30th

A lovley waterfall with friends

Easedale Tarn 25.1°c
134 - June 30th

Deep but clear

Codale Tarn 26.2°c
133 - June 30th

Tucked away and quiet, always a nice swim

Stickle Mini Tarn 27.5°c
132 - June 30th

HOT but two feet of weeds below the water makes for an interesting swim

Stickle Tarn 24.7°c
131 - June 30th

It's a big place to swim, after a long walk

Tray Dub 22.5°c
130 - June 30th

At the top end of the valley for a little more exploring

Swan Dub 21.9°c
129 - June 30th

A quiet little place that looks like an infinty pool

Blackmoss Pot 21.7°c
128 - June 30th

We need to go back there are otters and more exploring to be done

Galleny Force 20.3°c
127 - June 30th

Clear water and cool too

Dock Tarn 23.9°c
126 - June 30th

Maybe a bit too shallow

Blea Tarn 23.1°c
125 - June 30th

Somewhere new, big and needs to be swam again

Harrop Tarn 22.7°c
124 - June 30th

Silky smooth water

Rydal 26.4°c
123 - June 28th

Playing around on my doughnut!

Rydal 23.1°c
122 - June 26th

SUP on the Lake

Gurnal Dubs 24°c
121 - June 25th

So warm, so lovely, fun riding down and getting a puncture :)

Coniston 20.3°c
120 - June 24th

Post event swim around :)

Raven Crag Tarn 15°c
119 - June 23rd

Mud bath with a view!

Grasmere 18.1°c
118 - June 21st

Worth the 57kms to get there and home for this swim

Gurnal Dubs 17.4°c
117 - June 20th

Less wind, more fish!

Potter Tarn 18.2°c
116 - June 20th

The sun is shining

River Sprint 15.3°c
115 - June 19th

The cold water is alluring.

Easedale Tarn 20.1°c
114 - June 13th

Rain and wind, but very clear!

Sourmilk Gill 17.9°c
113 - June 13th

First time in here, the colder water was nice.

Rydal 26.3°c
112 - June 10th

Computer says HOT!

Buoy 13 22.9°c
111 - June 8th

The lake is churned up a bit.

Loughrigg Tarn 23.4°c
110 - June 7th

Mermaning with beautiful mermaids!

Capenwray 19.1°c
109 - June 6th

Pre swim before the Tri

Brothers Water 21.9°c
108 - June 5th

Oh so clear!!! Great for photographs!

High Force 16.1°c
107 - June 5th

Further down in a more swimable pool.

High Force 16.9°c
106 - June 5th

A small pool for a first time wild swimmer.

Rydal 22.9°c
105 - June 3rd

Swimming with the memaids of Buoy 13

Coniston 22.6°c
104 - June 3rd

Warm swim to get fresh after a day's shooting at Lakeland Trails.

Fellfoot 22.4°c
103 - June 1st

Agh smelly and algae, but did some freediving with success.

Boretree Tarn 23.8°c
102 - June 1st

Very warm! A few leeches and not so easy to get to but overall quite lovely.

Gurnal Dubs 19.5°c
101 - May 29th

Yay cake!

Gurnal Dubs 20.7°c
100 - May 28th

100th Swim of the year!

Waterhead 19.1°c
99 - May 28th

Swim with Suzanna Swims

River Sprint 17.8°c
98 - May 27th

Warm river time after seeing a friend

Gurnal Dubs 17.4°c
97 - May 27th

Front crawl in the windy water

Potter Tarn 16.6°c
96 - May 27th

The little fish are hungry.

Buoy 13 17.8°c
95 - May 26th

Bobbing around on my own to make my skin feel good.

Rydal 19.3°c
94 - May 25th

Charcoal sausages!

Gurnal Dubs 17.8°c
93 - May 23rd

A bit windy and a lot of little fishies.

Secret River 18.9°c
92 - May 22nd

Warmer and more sedate than the last four pools :)

Secret River 16.4°c
91 - May 22nd

As the last one but another pool!

Secret River 16.2°c
90 - May 22nd

Another deep waterfall pool :)

Secret River 15.8°c
89 - May 22nd

Playing around under a beautiful waterfall.

Secret River 15.8°c
88 - May 22nd

Found a very small pool on the top of a waterfall!

Buoy 13 17.3°c
87 - May 20th

Sun bow :)

Holme Crag, Windermere 17.8°c
86 - May 19th

The beautiful taste of wild swimming :-)

Loughrigg Tarn 18.6°c
85 - May 17th

It's very clear in here!

Holme Fell Reservoir 18°c
84 - May 17th

Swimming with the tadpoles

Blea Tarn 17.4°c
83 - May 17th

We came before the photographers did.

Gurnal Dubs 18.6°c
82 - May 15th

Just being a merman in the warm water :) so beautiful!

River Sprint 16.3°c
81 - May 14th

Clear warm water :)

Alcock Tarn 17.8°c
80 - May 13th

Warm, no one in sight and biting fishies!

River Sprint 12.9°c
79 - May 10th

Mindful exploring a new section of river

Windermere 15.1°c
78 - May 7th

Swim with Suzanna Swims on a hot day!

Stickle Tarn 15.5°c
77 - May 6th

Oh the view and it was warm on the south side, cold on the north

Codale Tarn 14.1°c
76 - May 6th

Lots of nice sun rays in the water

Easedale Tarn 14.0°c
75 - May 6th

Swim to the island

Low Dam 12.6°c
74 - May 3rd

A bit more fun out of the wind playing around and picking up litter.

High Dam 12.9°c
73 - May 3rd

Swim to the island and back.

Buoy 13 10.6°c
72 - April 30th

Choppy but it felt warmer than it sait it was.

Rydal 12.6°c
71 - April 27th

A beautiful evening with the wild gang :)

Blea Tarn 12.8°c
70 - April 24th

Calm water with a view of the mountains :)

Alcock Tarn 15.3°c
69 - April 21st

An intense 10 second swim with an inbound storm, soaked to the skin on the way home!

River Sprint 15.9°c
68 - April 21st

Swimming in a little pool :)

River Sprint 13.3°c
67 - April 21st

Swimming in my favorite waterfall :)

River Sprint 12.7°c
66 - April 21st

Swimming in a mini gorge :)

Buoy 13 11.3°c
65 - April 20th

Chips, sunshine and great people :)

Loughrigg Tarn 15°c
64 - April 19th

So much sunshine :)

Holme Fell Reservoir 16.3°c
63 - April 19th

The warmest place this year, head under water and some skinny dipping!

Yew Tree Tarn 13.5°c
62 - April 19th

A bit touristy.

Gurnal Dubs 11.9°c
61 - April 18th

First hot day of summer, so we had a party!

River Sprint 9.9°c
60 - April 16th

I fixed my road bike, so went 28kms to swim.

Windermere 8.2°c
59 - April 16th

Warmer than last time I tried going into Windermere.

River Kent 11.4°c
58 - April 15th

The smell of grass and patter of rain drops on the flowing water.

Moss Eccles Tarn 10.5°c
57 - April 14th

Pre swim before Lakeland Trails without socks/gloves :)

High Dam 9.8°c
56 - April 13th

To the island and back :)

Gurnal Dubs 9.9°c
55 - April 11th

BOLTIC WIND! Is the beast of the east still here?

Gurnal Dubs 10.9°c
54 - April 9th

First sunset swim without gloves and socks!

Buckstones Jump 7.7°c
53 - April 7th

Exploring the river, finding awesome pools and getting rained on!

Gurnal Dubs 7.8°c
52 - April 6th

Windy again, warm enough for two lengths which was great, we say a frog underwater!

Waterhead 6.2°c
51 - April 2nd

Windy and wet with Suzanna Swims

Brothers Water 7.2°c
50 - April 1st

Cold again the warmer swims are odd, but peaceful :)

High Force 4.7°c
49 - April 1st

A place we need to swim again in the summer, a lot of fun!

High Dam 8.5°c
48 - March 31st

A much better second swim of the day in happier water.

Moss Eccles Tarn 9.1°c
47 - March 31st

There's a first time for everything and I've been wanting to swim in here for a while.

Buoy 13 6.2°c
46 - March 30th

Easter egg swim!

Gurnal Dubs 7.9°c
45 - March 29th

This swim felt colder than normal... it was windy and the beast three is due.

River Sprint 8.1°c
44 - March 25th

4th dip of the weekend, slighly colder than I had thought.

Buoy 13 7.6°c
43 - March 24th

A very bright sun, bring back the early mornings.

Rydal 7.8°c
42 - March 24th

Too many people around to really enjoy the water.

Buckstones Jump 9.9°c
41 - March 24th

Nearly double figures so a skinny dip it was.

Gurnal Dubs 3.5°c
40 - March 20th

It's good to be back in the water.

Buoy 13 5.7°c
39 - March 13th

To the buoy and back :)

Buoy 13 6.7°c
38 - March 11th

Swan lake :D

Gurnal Dubs 4.4°c
37 - March 11th

Two lengths in just less than 6 minutes, wasn't that cold.

Gurnal Dubs 3.1°c
36 - March 9th

Still ice to break, misty and cold on the skin.

Gurnal Dubs 1.8°c
35 - March 5th

Floating naked on ice :D

Gurnal Dubs 1.8°c
34 - March 4th

Another ice hole before the spring sets in.

Secret Waterfall 1.4°c
33 - March 3rd

My waterfall was snowed over so we made a hole and had a lot of fun!

Bouy 13 5.3°c
32 - March 2nd

A brisky wind, it was colder getting out.

Gurnal Dubs 1.8°c
31 - Feburary 28th

Breaking though 1.5cm ice, great fun!

Blackbeck Tarn 1.7°c
30 - Feburary 25th

Today I made a proper ice hole!

Angle Tarn 1.9°c
29 - Feburary 24th

Walking on 6 inches of ice is the feeling of serenity.

Buoy 13 5.9°c
28 - Feburary 23rd

Frosty morning, peaceful swim on the calm water.

River Kent 6.4°c
27 - Feburary 22nd

First time in a new spot with a good friend, must remember more clothes when it's winter.

River Kent 8.1°c
26 - Feburary 20th

Swimming with a friend, not really going anywhere with the powerful flow.

Buoy 13 4.9°c
25 - Feburary 16th

Another Birthday, another good swim, 15 of us in the lake :D

Gurnal Dubs 2.5°c
24 - Feburary 12th

Cold Birthday Swim! 6 minutes in the water, swimming about 140 meters

Buoy 13 5.4°c
23 - Feburary 9th

Windy and waves, embrace the waves!

Holme Fell Reservoir 4.0°c
22 - Feburary 7th

Thicker ice, some nudity!

Yew Tree Tarn 3.4°c
21 - Feburary 7th

Pre sunrise quest for ice!

Gurnal Dubs 2.8°c
20 - Feburary 6th

5.5 minutes swimming around in the beautiful snow!

Elter Water 4.5°c
19 - Feburary 4th

First time in Elter Water

Birkwith Cave 4.1°c
18 - Feburary 1st

Epic adventure that made me very happy.

Yew Tree Tarn 6.4°c
17 - January 30th

Wamest swim this year, able to say in for longer which was healthy.

Bowscale Tarn 3.8°c
16 - January 30th

Snow on the tops, wind in my face and cool water.

Holme Fell Reservoir 4.5°c
15 - January 26th

Short walk to the tarn on a beautiful sunny day!

Harrop Tarn 2.5°c
14 - January 26th

Beautiful feather ice, swimming for about 4 minutes.

Alcock Tarn 0.9°c
13 - January 20th

Had to break the ice, the swim was amazing!

Secret Waterfall 2.4°c
12 - January 18th

Hidden away in an adventure of snow :)

Secret Waterfall 0.7°c
11 - January 16th

Night + Snow + Waterfall + 0.7°c Water + Gillie + Me = AWESOME!!!

Brathay, Windermere 5.5°c
10 - January 14th

Three minutes in the water for a short swim.

Buckstones Jump 4.1°c
9 - January 13th

Wim Hof Workshop - Cold Expsoure with a bit of swimming.

Buoy 13 6.1°c
8 - January 12th

Swimming to the Buoy and back in 10 minutes!

Gurnal Dubs 1.2°c
7 - January 9th

Breaking the ice to swim today :-)

High Dam 2.5°c
6 - January 8th

2cm thick ice cracking dip, a very exciting day!

Yew Tree Tarn 2.4°c
5 - January 8th

2cm thick ice cracking dip, a very exciting day!

Blea Tarn 3.2°c
4 - January 7th

Had to break some ice for a focused two minute swim.

Coniston 6.1°c
3 - January 6th

Warmer sunset swim, very happy after an amazing day out.

Esk Falls 3.0°c
2 - January 6th

Very windy sunny wild swim adventure, need to go back!

Gurnal Dubs 3.8°c
1 - January 1st

New Years Day - 4 mins in the water :-)