Swim Tips: Managing Immersion Shock through Cold Water Priming – Part 1

Here’s our inaugural swim tips video. The idea for doing this came to me while I was shoveling snow all day on Tuesday!

All humor aside, this is a great way to manage immersion shock prior to swimming in colder water temperatures. Obviously, you need access to snow. But for those of you who don’t have the luxury of snow storms, I’ll be producing a separate video on an equally effective priming technique – the progressive cold shower. So stay tuned!

4 Comments

  1. Marla R
    January 9, 2014

    I have watched this two or three times. Wow – you make it look easy. I wondered how you did the December 22, 2013 swim so I looked back at the older videos and I found this one. It is good to make safety a priority so you can keep swimming safely. I want to grow up to be a lake monster.

  2. Marla R
    December 31, 2013

    I wondered how you are able to do this and now I know. I agree with Mary Ellen you make it look easy.

  3. Mary Ellen
    March 11, 2013

    Very inspiring – you make it look so easy!

  4. diver dave
    March 8, 2013

    YOU SHOULD HAVE JUST LAID DOWN AND LET ANN SHOVEL A FEW FEET OF SNOW ON YOU AND WAIT 5 MINUTES BEFORE DIGGING OUT ! IT’S BOTH COOL AND REFRESHING


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