Warm up after open water swimming
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How to warm your cold body up after open-water swimming

It’s important to warm your body up safely after open-water swims and your choice of kit is key. Here are five must-buys:

1. Hot showers can increase the ‘afterdrop’ effect, so pull on snuggly layers instead. The Selkie sweat pants (£45) and  super-cosy fleece-lined Selkie Sherpa hoodie (£79) are what we reach for.

Buy from www.selkieswim.com

2. Helping you to get warm fast plus doubling as a handy changing robe, the classic Dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve  (from £110) is a must for open-water swimmers. Wear it before and after your swim to retain body heat. There’s a range of colours, plus three zippy pockets are handy for stashing small items.

Buy from dryrobe.com

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3. Feet often feel the cold, so pull on a good pair of socks to create warmth, like these 1000 Mile Heat Walk Socks (£17.99), made with special fabric which is designed to capture and retain heat.


4. Sip a warm drink after your swim from the Red Original Insulated Drinks Bottle (£25). It keeps liquid hot for 12 hours (or cold for 24 hours)plus is made from marine-grade stainless steel in a bid to reduce plastic. It holds 750ml too, which is a good amount of post-swim tea or coffee!

Buy from www.wetsuitoutlet.co.uk

5. Reduce heat loss from your head and cover up wet hair with a hat. We love the Huub Bobble Hat (£19.9.9)  which as well as being super-warm and particularly  stylish, also helps you show off your tri credentials!

Buy from huubdesign.com


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