Tuesday 26 February 2008
First swim in the Blackwater in 2008
Last Saturday 23rd February was the first swim in the Blackwater this year. There were only two of us, myself and Dave Mulcahy. The water was 9.5°C, which is unusually warm for this time of year. At its coldest in January it's about 7°C. So it's well on the way to warming up for the summer. This is the earliest we have ever swam in the river. Last year we started in mid-April and continued until November. Hopefully we will be swimming twelve months a year from now on.