Saturday, August 5, 2017

Braving the cold water


The kids weren't willing to wait until summer, or even spring! At least it was a lovely warm (for winter) day, over 20 degrees C (68F).

Jasmine dove right in...

Aiden preferred the slow increments of pain...

But they both stayed in for around 20 minutes, turning blue.
At the moment it's just tap water, no chemicals other than those put into the drinking supply by Sydney Water. I figure it's safe enough for a few days before algae/bacteria start to build up.

Although I am keen to try to pool, I'll wait at least until spring! And hopefully with the heater on.


  1. 20C here is a lovely Spring/cool Summer day here and perfectly fine for swimming ;)

    1. Oh my goodness. What is your winter like then?

  2. Oh, they are brave! But you can't blame them. It's so much fun.

    1. I'm planning to swim a lot when summer arrives! They had a lot of fun despite the cold. And the pool sharks they got for Christmas finally got to get wet.