We all got wet suits for Christmas so we decided to christen them at the beach in Aberdeen today. That’s Daniel and Elizabeth in the centre of this next photo venturing in together.
I’ve never swum in a wet suit before but I have done some winter swimming and I can tell you the wet suit made an enormous difference. Our wet suits are not even proper winter ones – they’re 2.5mm – but it was still miles warmer and we stayed in for a good length of time.
We’ll definitely get lots of use out of them.
The main difficulty with wet suits is getting them on and off as it’s rather like squeezing a watermelon into a condom or so I imagine. Then taking them off again can be tricky too, especially if you’re trying to avoid getting covered in sand.
Even Ben went in and didn’t freeze his balls off. Later some friends joined us for a swim and we all went back to our house and had a huge lentil bolognese to warm up. What more could we want than wild swimming followed by lunch with friends? All in all, it was a terrific 1st day of 2022.