Emer McLysaght: Waving off the begrudgers
Forget the stereotypes, sea swimming is bracing, ritualistic, addictive and good for everyone
I went for my first swim of the year last week. Or should I say, my first “sea swim” of the year. It’s important to make that distinction. Simply saying you’re going “swimming” doesn’t quite capture the vibe, though.
If someone says they’re going “swimming”, it immediately conjures up images of verruca plasters and blue rectangular floats and eyes bleeding with chlorine. Sea swimming on the other hand is urgent and bracing and potentially dangerous. ...