I started the Australian winter with two swims: one in the morning (in the dark) and one in the mid-afternoon. It was an auspicious occasion in two ways: the start of ‘365 swims’ was also the last day of a job that saw me desk-bound doing dull-dull-dull data-processing for eight months. The job was not good for my shoulders but swimming helped ease the discomfort. You can almost feel the knotted muscles untying as you move through the water.
But two swims in one day does not mean you can have a day off any time. The challenge is to be in the water each and every day.
I imagine there are many people who have been swimming 365 days per year for quite a few years. Hopefully over the next 12 months we’ll find such people – around the world! – and record some of their stories.