Open Water Swimming Group
Swimming in cold water is meant to be very good for your health. Or so the Open Water Swimming Group in Te Anau says! They have set up a brilliant club to teach and practise cold water swimming in Lake Te Anau, with a marked 400 metre training course between the yacht club and the Department of Conservation Visitor Centre, with white painted boulders on the lake bottom every 100 metres.
This is a friendly club set up for social reasons; swimmers should join for fun and fitness. However, it's definitely aimed at the active and those with flippers for feet; kayakers, canoeists, surfers, tri-athletes, and multi-sport athletes are all encouraged to consider joining. The club is also an opportunity to recruit into the Fiordland Marine Search and Rescue team, which rescues people from our oceans and coastline.
The club swims in 5mm wet suits, goggles and swim caps, and can offer you a good discount on a wet suit if you do not own one already. The club is keen to emphasise that cold water swimmers may have a 40% increase in their immune system and have more vigour and less stress and fatigue. So get cold and wet with them and possibly live longer!
For more information, call Jared on 03 249 7179 or 0272497178.