So we’ve covered the joys of prolonged immersion in cold water and you have now completed your cold water swim, whats the best way to recover?
Slow and steady is the key
You Need to…
Wrap up well lots of layers of loose fitting clothing
Hot chocolate or warm drinks
When you’re able to do so, a slow gentle walk around the recovery room.
If you’re in the water for any period of time especially Ice Ks or Ice Miles AVOID HOT SHOWERS
You also need to AVOID…
Hot water bottles (directly on the skin) wrapped up hot water bottles are fine
[please refer to the hypothermia recovery page]