London Royal Docks a stunning place for a sunny morning swim. The water was gorgeous and the people who run it are really encouraging. There is a lot of faff to get involved, but well worth it. Just remember that opening times on websites are never really true.
I’ve put off going to Hampstead Heath ponds for as long as possible. Here and Hillingdon lido are the only London outdoor ones left, and Hillingdon was closed when I wanted to go. It was daft of me to avoid this place, it is incredibly beautiful and a lovely place to swim.
This morning I had my induction to open water swimming at Stoke Newington West Reservoir. It was epic and very very pleased to say that it was all quite straightforward and I will definitely be doing some training there. I managed to get into my wetsuit, and even helped other people into theirs (shock!) before swimming the 750m round circuit. Today is a proud day.