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Cold Water Swimming Safety

Cold water swimming has many health benefits, but it can be deadly if you don’t take the proper precautions. Discover how to do it safely in this article.

Have you ever attempted swimming in cold water?

Swimming in cold water has a lot of health benefits, but it can also be dangerous if safety precautions are not taken.

Here are some quick safety tips for cold water swimming.

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Have a Friend

It is always better to go swimming in cold water with a group of friends.

This is a preventive measure; if something goes wrong, someone will be there to help you get back to safety.

Be Prepared for Shock

Be prepared for a shock if you're not used to swimming in cold water.

When you first approach cold water, you may begin to hyperventilate.

To combat this you need to mentally prepare. And if it gets too much for you leave the water and get warm as soon as possible.

With practice, you will get better at this.

Warm Yourself Back Up

Lastly, remember to warm yourself up once you're finished so your temperature can return to normal.

You can keep warm by drinking something hot, doing some activity, or wrapping yourself up.

This is to prevent hypothermia which is a life-threatening condition.


These are some cold water swimming tips to keep in mind, but remember to also follow standard water safety rules.

If you want to learn more about cold water safety, rescue, swimming and other techniques, you can check out ‘Survival Swimming’.

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Article by Sam Fury

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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.

He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.

As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others. 

These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan. 

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