First time cold water swimmers are advised to notify the lifeguard
Wear your Crisis swimming hat to help retain heat
Acclimatise to the cold
Swim gently at first, allowing time to overcome the shock/shallow breathing reaction to the cold
Seek help immediately if they feel very cold, woozy, nauseous, disorientated, dizzy or faint
Warm up gradually then have a warm shower. Wrap up after the swim and avoid standing around.
Consult your GP before getting into the water if you suffer from heart disease, asthma, lung conditions or any other medical conditions that might be affected by exposure to cold water, or if you are pregnant.
There will be plenty of fully trained lifeguards by the pool for the whole event