"I wish my friend Philip Hodges, who (sometimes) loves cold water and, as far as I know, always loves things statistical and/or graphical could take all the figures I wrote down this winter and make them into a really brilliant chart or graph and plot some trends or something. Save me boring you even more than I have already." John Donald - A Week is a Long Time in Ice Swimming
John Donald
Total Number of Swims
58
Total Distance Swum (m):
95,671
Coldest Temperature (C):
1.00
Average Temperature (C):
4.06
Average Ice Mile Temperature (C):
3.46
Average Ice Mile Distance (m):
1,772.11
Longest Ice Mile Swum (m):
2,400
Total Number of Ice Miles Swum:
27
Total Ice Mile Distance Swum (m):
47,847
1.6km
5°C
A time series plot of John Donald's cold water winter swimming season 4th Dec 2012 to 5th April 2013
Chart and Table Key:
Ice Mile - 1 mile or longer swim at 5 degress celius or less
Ice Mile Week - Seven consecutive Ice Miles. One each day for seven days!
The swims plotted in the graph for the 29th and 30th of March both occoured on the 29th. An Ice Mile Double Dip! :-)
John's Official IISA Ice Swim
Swim was posted to the DYST Facebook page. Click icon to view on Facebook.
Swim and picture were posted to the DYST Facebook page. Click icon to view on Facebook.

Notes:

  • Data shown has been collected from John's swim calendar and his posts on the DYST? Facebook group.
  • Photos courtesy of Tom Reed
  • You Tube video courtesy of Mimi Wilson
  • DYST? - Did You Swim Today? A Facebook Group for swimmers to report (often in gobbledygook) on their daily swims. Link.
  • IISA - The International Ice Swimming Association (IISA) is an organization officiating Ice Swims around the world. Link.
  • Ice Mile - is a mile (1.6km) swum in water below 5C (41F) following "English Channel Rules".
  • Official IISA Ice Swim - is a mile (1.6km) swum in water below 5C (41F) following "English Channel Rules" that has been officially recognised by the IISA. It costs money for which you get a certificate and your name on their website in really small text here.
  • Swimmer's Gobbledygook - ask Paul Smith to explain. He is an expert and fluent at speaking, reading and writing it.