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the perfect sport for seeahill (and boris?)

Post by dead man walking » Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:36 pm

"ice" swimming: racing in water that's 41 degrees
Buckley said . . . that he went off a “mental cliff” in the final couple of hundred meters of that swim. He said he was hallucinating, thinking there was black rain falling from the sky. He said he would not have been able to recall his own address, and he did not remember leaving the water or the 20 minutes after the race.

“One of the dilemmas that I find about talking about Ice Mile swimming, if I start talking about it being dangerous, that attracts people,” Buckley said.
also might be a sport for shaf and other thick boys to consider:
. . . the best cold-water swimmers often look “more like seals than eels.”

“It’s the one time it’s great to be fat,” he said. . . .

Koitka deadpanned that he produced his own natural neoprene, the synthetic rubber used in wet suits. “It’s beer-o-prene,” said Koitka, 38, slapping and jiggling the flab on the midsection of his 243-pound frame.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/sport ... v=top-news
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Post by Boris » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:07 pm

That sounds like nothing BUT suck.

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Post by dead man walking » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:14 pm

you could be the coach.
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Post by tough old man » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:42 pm

I've spent a lot of time in cold water. Its why the make dry suits.
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Post by dead man walking » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:19 pm

tough old man wrote:Its why the make dry suits.
but aren't they inferior to beer-o-prene?
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Post by bennyonesix » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:23 am

tough old man wrote:I've spent a lot of time in cold water. Its why the make dry suits.
Dry wetsuit shivering in the wind is fucking miserable. But I never used a drysuit. I always hear how they get a rip on a rock and you are fucked.

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Post by Boris » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:54 am

dead man walking wrote:you could be the coach.
Standing on a cold beach or sitting in a cold boat coaching sounds almost as miserable as swimming in the cold sea.

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Post by dead man walking » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:41 pm

but who's going to save seeahill when he starts hallucinating?
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Post by seeahill » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:07 am

My swim in the Grand Canyon was in 42 degree water. No one really knows how long I was in. Seemed like 20 minutes to me, but most of my crew thought it was anywhere between 5 and 12 minutes. I fought it, swimming hard the entire time. There were no hallucinations, but, at the end, my thinking was not clear. I ducked under rather than let a raft hit me (smart), but then swam against the strong eddy current (really dumb) to get to the other side of the boat. I couldn't figure out why I wasn't moving.

Anyway, I have absolutely no desire to do that voluntarily.

I did swim at the North Pole in the track of the Russian Ice breaker that took me there. The swim involved a lot of Russians and vodka. When I hit the water and was fully submerged, time seemed to shudder and stop. I recall thinking "fuck this" and climbing out on the ladder put there for the purpose. The Russians patted me on the back and gave me a bottle of vodka swig from. It was ice cold, not what I wanted at the moment...
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