Risks and dangers for racers in Swimrun

As a prelude to the discussion about the risks of Swimrun on the body, it seems essential to present this activity in full expansion in Europe and throughout the world.

There were 40 races in Europe (2-3 countries maximum) but today there are more than 50 events in France alone. France being the second nation after Sweden the cradle of the discipline in terms of race and competitor.

But this is important, the Swimrun is also in his mind outside the races in training sessions or simply sharing a sporting moment with other people. For a while, communities are forming and outings are organized without any goal to go towards the competition but only enjoy the moment. Some even engage in adventure roaming Swimrun by transporting bivouac equipment like The Swimrun Mediterranean raid last June or the expedition to Lake Baikal scheduled in the summer of 2018.

 

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Swimming in cold water what you should know – winter swimrun is around the corner!

This Saturday, the much dreaded Hellas Frostbite Swimrun race takes place. A winter swimrun in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Brrr. It doesnt get much colder than this. But racers, take care. There is much to think of before doing a cold race like this. Check out our guide below. And don’t forget to VOTE for your favourite gear!

/The WoS Team

Today we are interviewing Dr Anders Wallensten on safety issues with swimming in cold water. Dr Wallensten is our dedicated World of Swimrun medical expert.

We know that quite a few of us northerners are keen to jump in the water as soon as the ice clears so that we can get some proper open water swim training. But is it safe?

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Ram Barkai founder of the International Ice Swimming Federation swimming in Tyomen lake, Russia, photo Ram Barkai

“If you are in good health and well-trained there should be no problems going swimming in cold water as long as you have proper equipment such as a wetsuit and know what the risks are.”

Good to hear. So what are the risks? Continue reading “Swimming in cold water what you should know – winter swimrun is around the corner!”