Ideal winter swimming conditions at Doddi's

After a week of blustery wet weather and rough conditions, only braved by a few hardy souls, we had 19 swimmers in the water at Doddi's on what was (as you can see by the photo) a lovely sunny winter's morning.

The initial swim away from Groyne is in estuary outflow water, which is cold. We haven't any recent official readings, but the water temperature must be no higher than 16C. Thank goodness halfway to reef swimmers encounter the relatively warmer ocean water.

Thanks to the spotters who continue to brave the weather. A special thanks to Graeme and Joel who go to a lot trouble to supply and set up hot water showers for after the swim - you are a God send!