Cold Water Swimming: The Body's Response And Acclimatization

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Heather Massey on how best to acclimatize to cold water swimming, and explains how the body reacts to a dive into cold water

Period20 Aug 2021 → 5 Nov 2021

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  • TitleCold Water Swimming: The Body's Response And Acclimatization
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletOrca.com
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date5/11/21
    DescriptionWhen you immerse yourself in cold water, your body experiences a cold shock response. This is characterized by a sudden gasp, followed by rapid breathing and increased heart rate and blood pressure. This reaction happens when you get into water at about 10 °C or 15 °C, but it can also occur at higher temperatures, between 20 °C and 25 °C, although not to such extremes. The body's involuntary response can become especially problematic if your airways are underwater when you need to breathe, or if you suffer from an underlying heart or vascular condition.
    URLhttps://www.orca.com/gb-en/community/blog/20211105/cold-water-swimming-bodys-response-and-acclimatization/
    PersonsHeather Massey
  • TitleSubmerge in the benefits of cold water swimming
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBeautiful South
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date20/08/21
    DescriptionHeather Massey is a swimmer and a researcher at the Extreme Environments Laboratory at the University of Portsmouth and explains that the initial shock after you take the plunge into the cold water. The initial gasp, rapid breathing and increased heart rate and blood pressure are our bodies reacting to the shock. Slowly entering the water, staying in depth and controlling breathing until the initial cold water shock response has passed is the safest.
    Producer/AuthorLily Lloyd
    URLhttps://issuu.com/beautifulsouthmagazine/docs/bs_sept_oct_21_issuu
    PersonsHeather Massey

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