Icicles chill out


Icicles chill out

BL5icicles4THERE are health benefits to be gained from swimming in the sea on these cold autumn mornings.
So says Peter Hall of Inverloch and he’s not even shivering. But he readily admitted braving the cold was a battle with one’s mind.
“The first couple of minutes are the hardest and then you feel quiet at ease with it all. It is addictive,” he said.
Mr Hall is a member of the Inverloch Icicles, a group of swimmers who make the most of having Anderson Inlet on their doorstep, no matter the temperature. Even so, it’s typically warmer in the water – at 16 or 17º C degrees – than out.
“Once you have done it, you will feel good for the rest of the day or night. You get on a high,” Mr Hall said.
His swimming partner Di Campbell reckons it’s the endorphins.
“It’s very good for blood circulation because the blood goes from the skin to the organs in the icy water,” she said.
Ms Campbell swam in the inlet until the end of May last year and this year plans to continue throughout winter.
The Icicles typically meet at the inlet beach at the end of Anderson Avenue at 8.30am most mornings for a 20 minute swim.
“We are blessed to have this stretch of water to swim in. I’m here in a yellow cap if someone wants to have a chat,”
Mr Hall said.

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