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Swimming in Cold Weather

Mumbai has been cooler since a few weeks, the mercury dropping around 12 °C. Swimming in the morning takes some effort and during such temperatures…

You get in the bathroom for your pre-swim shower, your body is already contracted while walking, hands close to the chest, the head ducked inside the collar bones. And you see the dreaded shower faucet. Inevitably your hand moves and you start it..

Aaaarrrrrrggggggghhhhh….. !!! Urrrrrgrgggggghhhhh … uuurrrggghhh… uurrgh !!

Involuntarily you let out that shout! You somehow endure it and walk to the pool, Calmly washing your goggles showing its just a normal routine, trying to hide the anxiety of the next hit of mother nature.

You stretch a little and dive…

uugghh…. !!

This time the throat too could give out just that much. The thing that hits you is nothing but glacial meltdown, nothing less. I know its bit too much to call it that, but thats what u feel. You contract every possible muscle in your body, wonder if there could be  a warmer current where you could head to. But the cold water gives you a warm welcome !

Why do I swim ?

  • Feels like flying in thick medium
  • Love to see other creatures like me flying around me
  • Helps me forget all negative thoughts / rather I don’t get time to think about it
  • Feels like a dream
  • Like watching oldies share jokes with each other and enjoy life to the fullest
  • Tire my body, and feel like rebooted before the start of the day (Windows users will know better 😉 )
  • Nothing like a cool dip in water in a tropical climate of Mumbai
  • Breath control helps body to calm down (more like Pranayam)
  • Post swim, makes you hungry like anything
  • Keeps your body in good shape

and above all, ’cause I love to swim 😀