OWC Mindshare 2: Cold Water Swimming 101

Training in an indoor pool may help you with techniques and endurance, but all bets are off when it comes to managing colder water temperatures during an open water swim!  However, if you understand the science behind this and you practice certain techniques, you can actually excel in this environment.

In this much requested session, we will review this topic area in depth.  Areas to be discussed include human thermoregulation, cold water physiology, immersion shock,  pre-swim preparation, gear selection, and in-swim techniques.  Here are the details:

OWC Mindshare 2: Cold Water Swimming 101

– Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014

– Time: 7:00am

– Location: Vicinity of Ladder 1

– What to bring: Just yourself as this is a land-based seminar (i.e. no swimming involved!).  You can also bring something to eat or drink – I will likely be doing so!

– Cost: Feel free to donate to OWC at any time after the clinic if you feel that it was in any way valuable to you!

[For more details on the OWC Mindshare series – CLICK HERE]


  1. Diver dave
    June 21, 2014

    Steve is Lake Michigan ever to cold or hot for you to swim long distance?

  2. Graeme wood
    June 15, 2014

    Correction Bondi Beach..
    bloody autocorrect !!!

  3. Graeme wood
    June 15, 2014

    Steve, I am from icebergs in Sydney. We are interested in your topics and would like to share some of your content with our members. A number of whom swim across bongo beach and back throughout the year
    Our condition are different to yours we swim in clear water with 3 foot waves to get in. Water temp is about 14 to 24 celcius, but member travel all over the world to swim

    Graeme wood

    • Steve
      June 16, 2014

      Hi Graeme. Thanks for reaching out to me! I’m starting to put some of the content together, and I will definitely keep you updated. Best regards, Steve

    • Diver dave
      June 19, 2014

      Wow … At 14c we are swimming in warm water without wet suits after a winter of zero C water

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