Friday, 30 December 2011

Chesty cough

No swimming today. Developed a horrible cough yesterday afternoon and it's still with me. Is this from going back into the water after a break or just because of the excesses of Christmas? I doubt I'll get back in again this year so time for some statistics!

In december 2011 the water temperature ranged from 8ºC to 2ºC
I swam a total of 138 lengths and 12 widths
Which is 14196 yards, about 8 miles or 13 Km
I did 17 seperate swims
Longest single swim 18 lengths, shortest 4 lengths

After a mild start and a couple of one mile swims the temperature did drop and on the 19th we had ice on the water for the first time this season. Christmas and partying got in the way of my swimming but not as much as last year. I fear January and February may be colder but I hope to beat last years distances.

Year review 2011:
January 10L 5W
February 106L 4W
March 258L
April 586L
May 706L
June-September 4x600L (a safe guess between the May and October totals)
October 548L
November 446L 2W
December 138L 12W

Total: 5198L 23W
520,559 yards
about 296 miles
which is about 473 Km 

With other swimming and a Swimtrek holiday I must have broken both the 300 mile or 500 Km mark this year!


  1. A remarkable total of miles. Perhaps you should aim for a mile a day average for the next year. 365 miles in the year!

  2. It certainly adds up! I didn't exactly record the summer months but I reckon that's a fair guess for the total. 365 might be pushing it but who knows?