Tricky was already in the water when I reached the Lido, I wanted to get a picture of him so I changed quickly and jumped in. I only took one shot but I think it was worth the rush. The water temperature had risen again, 6.5ºC sounded good but the heavy grey clouds didn't make it seem as inviting as yesterday. Ten length was my aim and I wondered if I could make it, the water isn't exactly hot. Of course I could, I came out of the water bright pink and rushed to the sauna. I wish I'd timed myself, I must have been in the water at least fifteen minutes. I think it's supposed to get colder over the next few days so that might be my February high.
Only ten lengths? asked Nick, he assured me he'd done eleven and Johnathan said he'd lost count of how many he did. They must have swam very quickly because they can't have been in the water more than five minutes.