Don’t ask me how it happened, exactly, but I’ve signed up to take part in a series of ‘open water swimming’ events. These are distance swimming events in – you guessed it – stretches of open water. It’s quite a popular activity at the moment. I’m told this popularity arose from a decision by the Olympic Committee in 2008 to include open water swims in the Games.
But why swimming you ask? Well, having accompanied my kids to so many Hertford Swimming Club events I guess it was a case of ‘if you can’t beat them…’. One evening at the club we decided it would be ‘fun’ to have a go at an open water event.Continue reading