Welcome to Episode 1 of my Vlog: Adventures with Jeff Grant. Join me as I take on a winter open water in a 7 degree C (44 F) lake in Switzerland. Today’s micro-adventure is a Swimrun (run+swim+run).
Just because it’s gray and cold outside doesn’t mean adventure time should wait! One of my favorite swims in the summer is around a natural and scenic section of Lake Zurich called the Au Peninsula (German: Halbinsel Au). It’s located on the Swiss Zürichsee lakeshore in the village of Au. I love the nature of this area and also love that the village name sounds like “ow!” in English.
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Be careful with your cold water challenges
This goes without saying, but please be super careful with any cold water adventures you’re inspired to take on. I have a lot of experience in this domain and after 20+ years of ultra endurance sports, I know my body very well. That said, I also take steps to mitigate risk, including the gear I use, safety gear I have on hand, informing others, and locating myself in riskier swims near people on shore.
Have a great day!