“ok i can’t think of an interesting title” is now “How To Avoid the Possibility of Permanent Shrinkage”

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  • #12716
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    SerialKiller
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    how cold can i swim safely without a wetsuit

    #121841
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    tri-ac
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    (don’t ask lynne cox) if you’re in FL, i’m guessing 70

    sorry, i’m getting punchy…i’m ready to go home
    this is going to be a pretty personal thing and what you can tolerate.
    be safe and always swim with someone

    #121843
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    pffft….not only are you in fl, you are in CENTRAL fl. even up in north fl it dips down into the 20′s(as is the case for midweek this week), but in central fl, it’s good weather year round.

    #121852
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    don’t be hatin. i’m just wishin i was back in southwest VA.

    #121853
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    i can handle a lot i just don’t want hypothermia (wow i spelled that right the first time:))

    #121868
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    I have no idea how to answer your question. I am just disappointed in your thread title. I know you can do better than that! We’ve started to count on you.

    #121875
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    off topic but i’ve lost 5 lbs in the last week, all from training and dieting
    only 45 more to go. YEY ME!!

    #121900
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    TonisTri wrote:
    I have no idea how to answer your question. I am just disappointed in your thread title. I know you can do better than that! We’ve started to count on you.

    +1 very disappointing Mr. Serialkiller tsktsk, you get a 2 for creativity, but…you get a thumbs up for the weight loss! good job

    #121903
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    so….we should delete this thread, and have him create a new one w/ the same topic, and a better title.

    #121913
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    Let’s try to help him out. How about…”How To Avoid the Possibility of Permanent Shrinkage”

    #121918
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    Anything below 68 will give you permanant shrinkage. I recommend one of those heat pack you use while you are skiing to warm the required areas before facing the crowd.

    #121924
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    well, unless you are planning on wearing a speedo for the rest of the race, it shouldn’t be much of an issue

    #121947
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    Smart ass remark: Its -15F here in minnesota, and i went swimming last night…in the pool.
    Serious answer: My buddy swam in 61 degree water with nothing but a tri suit for 1 mile, but he is more…insulated than some. Mind you he was the only one in the Oly not wearing a wetsuit, but the sprint people did not wear them for their 1/4mile swim.

    #121960
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    Depends a lot on how fat you are. If you keep losing weight, you better like your wetsuit.

    Some people swim Escape from Alcatraz without a wetsuit. However, some people get hypothermia in the same water, so that might not be smart. I think the water temp is around 60 during the race.

    #122051
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    Lynne Cox swam 5 miles in 40 degree water from Alask to Russia wearing a bathing suit, cap, and goggles. She’s also swam a mile in waters off Antartica. Scientists have confirmed that she can maintain stable body temperature with her head out of the water in water temperatures as low as 44 Fahrenheit.

    I read about another woman, the name escapes me. I think she’s from South America who was attempting an Antarctic swim. She can actually make her body temperature rise for several degrees using meditation before getting in the water.

    Extreme examples, sure. Some folks freeze when it dips below 70. It all depends on body fat, temperament, mental focus, etc.

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