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8 degrees in the ponds today... a bit of thunder and lighting won't stop this gang ⚡️
3 65 2 weeks ago
8 degrees in the ponds today... a bit of thunder and lighting won't stop this gang ⚡️
'Tis the season for bobble hats and breaststroke 
Swimming in the rain, reposted from @flutterbyknits 
#outdoorswimmingsociety #sharetheswimlove
11 554 6 hours ago
'tis the season for bobble hats and breaststroke
swimming in the rain, reposted from @flutterbyknits
#outdoorswimmingsociety #sharetheswimlove
A look back at the famous London heatwave of 1976.

Back in '76, Heathrow recorded a temperature of over 30C for 16 consecutive days from June 23 to July 8. But, while sun revellers were basking in the heat, the humid weather also caused a drought across the UK - some places going 45 days without rain - which resulted in numerous bush fires.

The heatwave also caused a swarms of an estimated 23.65 billion seven-spotted ladybirdsacross southern and eastern England, due to the warm weather amping up their food supply - but swarming occurred when their food supply ran out.

It was also reported that there were 20 per cent 'excess deaths' during the heatwave, plus a significant rise in hospital emergency admissions, especially during the two-week period where temperatures reached its peak.

While '76 was certainly one hot summer, the hottest ever temperature recorded in the UK was 38.5C on August 10, 2003 in Faversham, Kent.

We don't even want to imagine what the tubes would be like if London ever gets that hot... Words: Laura Hampson 📷 @PA #heatwave #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #swimmingtime🏊 #heatwave🔥
1 230 July 2018
A look back at the famous london heatwave of 1976.

back in '76, heathrow recorded a temperature of over 30c for 16 consecutive days from june 23 to july 8. but, while sun revellers were basking in the heat, the humid weather also caused a drought across the uk - some places going 45 days without rain - which resulted in numerous bush fires.

the heatwave also caused a swarms of an estimated 23.65 billion seven-spotted ladybirdsacross southern and eastern england, due to the warm weather amping up their food supply - but swarming occurred when their food supply ran out.

it was also reported that there were 20 per cent 'excess deaths' during the heatwave, plus a significant rise in hospital emergency admissions, especially during the two-week period where temperatures reached its peak.

while '76 was certainly one hot summer, the hottest ever temperature recorded in the uk was 38.5c on august 10, 2003 in faversham, kent.

we don't even want to imagine what the tubes would be like if london ever gets that hot... words: laura hampson 📷 @pa #heatwave #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #swimmingtime🏊 #heatwave🔥
Swimming our way through autumn. 💨
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The other day I went for the first proper autumn swim. It was windy, rainy and cold. The full package. 
I find it funny that it took me almost no time to already be in the water compared to the warm summers when I’m standing at the shore for some good 5 minutes and hesitating to get in. 
I guess the fact that you just know it’s gonna be cold makes it so much easier. /
#wildswimming #outdoorswimmingsociety #wildswimminguk #swimming
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Swimming our way through autumn. 💨
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the other day i went for the first proper autumn swim. it was windy, rainy and cold. the full package.
i find it funny that it took me almost no time to already be in the water compared to the warm summers when i’m standing at the shore for some good 5 minutes and hesitating to get in.
i guess the fact that you just know it’s gonna be cold makes it so much easier. /
#wildswimming #outdoorswimmingsociety #wildswimminguk #swimming
Being strong doesn’t mean you’ll never get hurt. It means, even when you get hurt you’ll never let it defeat you ☮️ #realtalk #earthday #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #wethairdontcare
13 572 April 2018
Being strong doesn’t mean you’ll never get hurt. it means, even when you get hurt you’ll never let it defeat you ☮️ #realtalk #earthday #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #wethairdontcare
From #wonderfulwildwoman 
@emilyvdunn_ - Wild swimming with @joannashimwell yesterday was the best fun! I had such an amazing day!
📷 @magicj_uk 
#wildswimminguk #thisgirlcanuk #getoutgirluk #wonderfulwildwomen
6 717 March 2018
From #wonderfulwildwoman
@emilyvdunn_ - wild swimming with @joannashimwell yesterday was the best fun! i had such an amazing day!
📷 @magicj_uk
#wildswimminguk #thisgirlcanuk #getoutgirluk #wonderfulwildwomen
Morning skies and beautiful soft swimming. 
#openwaterswim #nowetsuit #allyearswimmer #wildswimminguk
2 57 2 weeks ago
Morning skies and beautiful soft swimming.
#openwaterswim #nowetsuit #allyearswimmer #wildswimminguk
Crazy girl 😀#wildswimming
4 34 2 weeks ago
Crazy girl 😀#wildswimming

@theoutdoorswimmingsociety

theoutdoorswimmingsociety
'Tis the season for bobble hats and breaststroke 
Swimming in the rain, reposted from @flutterbyknits 
#outdoorswimmingsociety #sharetheswimlove
11 554 6 hours ago
'tis the season for bobble hats and breaststroke
swimming in the rain, reposted from @flutterbyknits
#outdoorswimmingsociety #sharetheswimlove

@wayrunninguk

wayrunninguk
Sunday we went swimming again! Love this lake and the cold water swimming community there. Max still swimming an hour in a wetsuit with his new neoprene hat and this weekend I donned neoprene socks and gloves. 8.5degrees, but felt amazing! Everyone had a cup of tea and chatted swimming as we all re-warmed in the cafe after 😊 also I wrote a new blog post of why and how to skin swim this winter! https://wayrunning.wordpress.com/2018/11/12/cold-water/ @braylakewatersports @orca_triathlon @zone3official .
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#lakeswimming #braylake #London #lakeswims #coldwater #swimmingincoldwater #coldwaterswimming #skinswim #nowetsuit #singledigits #swimming #openwaterswim #openwaterswimming #wildswimminguk #wildswimming #winter #winterswimming #morningmotivation #training
2 23 22 hours ago
Sunday we went swimming again! love this lake and the cold water swimming community there. max still swimming an hour in a wetsuit with his new neoprene hat and this weekend i donned neoprene socks and gloves. 8.5degrees, but felt amazing! everyone had a cup of tea and chatted swimming as we all re-warmed in the cafe after 😊 also i wrote a new blog post of why and how to skin swim this winter! https://wayrunning.wordpress.com/2018/11/12/cold-water/ @braylakewatersports @orca_triathlon @zone3official .
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#lakeswimming #braylake #london #lakeswims #coldwater #swimmingincoldwater #coldwaterswimming #skinswim #nowetsuit #singledigits #swimming #openwaterswim #openwaterswimming #wildswimminguk #wildswimming #winter #winterswimming #morningmotivation #training

@pdobo

pdobo
Straight after #bowscaletarn it was off to the river at Swineside #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #wildswim #skins tough going in the river.
4 54 Yesterday
Straight after #bowscaletarn it was off to the river at swineside #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #wildswim #skins tough going in the river.

@pdobo

pdobo
Straight after #bowscaletarn it was off to the river at Swineside #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #wildswim #skins #dryrobe #dryrobeterritory
1 22 Yesterday
Straight after #bowscaletarn it was off to the river at swineside #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #wildswim #skins #dryrobe #dryrobeterritory

@pdobo

pdobo
Straight after #bowscaletarn it was off to the river at Swineside #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #wildswim #skins
1 24 Yesterday
Straight after #bowscaletarn it was off to the river at swineside #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #wildswim #skins

@pdobo

pdobo
Straight after #bowscaletarn it was off to the river at Swineside #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #wildswim #skins
0 10 Yesterday
Straight after #bowscaletarn it was off to the river at swineside #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #wildswim #skins

@pdobo

pdobo
Straight after #bowscaletarn it was off to the river at Swineside #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #wildswim #skins
0 10 Yesterday
Straight after #bowscaletarn it was off to the river at swineside #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #wildswim #skins

@pdobo

pdobo
Fantastic swim in #bowscaletarn this morning, never seen a soul. So decided to pop down to #swineside for a bit of fun in the river. #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #wildswim #skins
0 10 Yesterday
Fantastic swim in #bowscaletarn this morning, never seen a soul. so decided to pop down to #swineside for a bit of fun in the river. #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #wildswim #skins

@wiltshirewildswim

wiltshirewildswim
A sparkly water antidote to a highly stressful morning trying (and failing) to buy Swoosh tickets through @theoutdoorswimmingsociety.
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7 of us tried for 1.5hrs during our busy mornings whilst kids were not ready for school, angry husbands were late for work, breakfast was rushed... and only 2 of us got tickets.  The whole process couldn’t have been more opposite to the reasons why we actually swim.  For me it was a reminder to focus on the free and accessible simple pleasures of wild swimming because its those quietly nurturing weekly gifts that mean the most.
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Well done to those who managed to get tickets though... we are pleased for you and you’ll have a brilliant time!  We’ll join in your training sessions and can’t wait to hear about the actual experience next summer. 😘
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Thanks to @sjwebb1 and @sara.lovegood for these beautiful images from their swim with @drunkleopard , one of her #52swims !
36 74 Yesterday
A sparkly water antidote to a highly stressful morning trying (and failing) to buy swoosh tickets through @theoutdoorswimmingsociety.
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7 of us tried for 1.5hrs during our busy mornings whilst kids were not ready for school, angry husbands were late for work, breakfast was rushed... and only 2 of us got tickets. the whole process couldn’t have been more opposite to the reasons why we actually swim. for me it was a reminder to focus on the free and accessible simple pleasures of wild swimming because its those quietly nurturing weekly gifts that mean the most.
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well done to those who managed to get tickets though... we are pleased for you and you’ll have a brilliant time! we’ll join in your training sessions and can’t wait to hear about the actual experience next summer. 😘
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thanks to @sjwebb1 and @sara.lovegood for these beautiful images from their swim with @drunkleopard , one of her #52swims !

@thisisthereasonwearehere

thisisthereasonwearehere
The icing on the winter kit cake 💦❄️
#swimmingwomen #swimforsanity #birthdayswim #isleofwight #wildswimminguk ❤️Thank you my darling girls❤️ @floristry_kitchen @georgiacholder
1 10 Yesterday
The icing on the winter kit cake 💦❄️
#swimmingwomen #swimforsanity #birthdayswim #isleofwight #wildswimminguk ❤️thank you my darling girls❤️ @floristry_kitchen @georgiacholder

@chris_knowles_aka_spiderman

chris_knowles_aka_spiderman
Abersoch Wales November in the sea
Thank you Ross Edgely for pushing me out of my comfort zone

#wildswimming #wildswimminguk #greatbritishswim #beinspired #rossedgley #theoutdoorswimmingsociety
1 31 Yesterday
Abersoch wales november in the sea
thank you ross edgely for pushing me out of my comfort zone

#wildswimming #wildswimminguk #greatbritishswim #beinspired #rossedgley #theoutdoorswimmingsociety