• Welcome to the DeeperBlue.com Forums, the largest online community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing. To gain full access to the DeeperBlue.com Forums you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:

    • Join over 44,280+ fellow diving enthusiasts from around the world on this forum
    • Participate in and browse from over 516,210+ posts.
    • Communicate privately with other divers from around the world.
    • Post your own photos or view from 7,441+ user submitted images.
    • All this and much more...

    You can gain access to all this absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!

Question Cold water swimming - feel strange after?

mleiki

New Member
Oct 24, 2021
3
0
1
31
Ive always been a keen swimmer and recently have moved to outdoor swimming, mostly for the convenience, but also because of the freedom and scenery.
However I find that after a swim, be it a quarter mile paddle or a mile swim, when I get out I feel dazed or drunk for about half an hour aftewards, not good if im driving home.
Ive not had this before swimming indoors, so assume its something to do with the cold, but its quite strange and I dont understand whats going on.
Anybody else get this or have any suggestions as to why?
 

7BDiver

Active Member
Sep 5, 2019
147
51
43
33
I do mostly cold water diving and have never had any issue like that. My fist suggestion would be to pay very close attention to differences in your breathing compared to swimming in your typical warmer environment. Are you letting your body temperature drop considerably?
 

mleiki

New Member
Oct 24, 2021
3
0
1
31
Ive always been a keen swimmer and recently have moved to outdoor swimming, mostly for the convenience, but also because of the freedom and scenery.
However I find that after a swim, be it a quarter mile paddle or a mile swim, when I get out I feel dazed or drunk for about half an hour aftewards, not good if im driving home.
Ive not had this before swimming indoors, so assume its something to do with the cold, but its quite strange and I dont understand whats going on.
Anybody else get this or have any suggestions as to why?
Solved. Thanks
 

mleiki

New Member
Oct 24, 2021
3
0
1
31
Ive always been a keen swimmer and recently have moved to outdoor swimming, mostly for the convenience, but also because of the freedom and scenery.
However I find that after a swim, be it a quarter mile paddle or a mile swim, when I get out I feel dazed or drunk for about half an hour aftewards, not good if im driving home.
Ive not had this before swimming indoors, so assume its something to do with the cold, but its quite strange and I dont understand whats going on.
Anybody else get this or have any suggestions as to why? applinked
Thanks. Solved.
 
DeeperBlue.com - The Worlds Largest Community Dedicated To Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing

ABOUT US

ISSN 1469-865X | Copyright © 1996 - 2021 deeperblue.net limited.

DeeperBlue.com is the World's Largest Community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving, Spearfishing and Diving Travel.

We've been dedicated to bringing you the freshest news, features and discussions from around the underwater world since 1996.

ADVERT