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Welcome to the Brighton Icebergers

Welcome to the home of the "Brighton Icebergers", the year round open water swimming group founded by John Locco – sea temp in Winter 7 – 12 deg C rising to 22 deg C in Summer.
The Brighton Icebergers, with much history behind them, have access to two great facilities for year round swimming.

In the 1980's when John Locco, the prime mover in the preservation of the Middle Brighton Baths and environs began swimming around the Brighton pier with his great mate Robert Hooper, little did he envisage how the number of swimmers would grow, events multiply and sorties undertaken to compete in ocean swims around Victoria and the Globe..Read More..
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2011 photo  2010 by Jenny Roberts Thompson 2009 by Andrew Miller 2008 by Jenny Roberts Thompson 2007 by Andrew Miller
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Swim courses

Heat map of swim courses (from strava):
Courses below with distance, popular course underlined.
High and low tide mark distance difference: 16 m.  This means each course measurement I've given you is +- 32m  !   Which means when you wade in the water as we all do, it is plus or minus 40 m. 
Yellow triangle - 691.22 from the hide tide mark:

7:30am pole 3 - 820m return from the high tide mark.
Pole 4 return: 1,003.32m

It a Corner Wide Return 1,142.7m

Starters hut return - 2 x 618.64=1,237.28 from high tide mark


HYPOTHERMIADr Mind, Dr Body, Dr Eye 2016 What is hypothermia?Hypothermia is defined as a body core temperature less than 35 C.Decreased consciousness occurs when the core temperature falls to approximately 32 to 30 C.Normal body temperature is 37.2 C Who is at risk for developing hypothermia?WE ALL ARE!!!BUT particularly….people under 16 and over 65 alcohol use: alcohol makes you feel warm inside, but causes blood vessels to dilate, causing increased heat loss, and can upset thermoregulationmedical illnesses that affect sensation in extremities eg feet  and medications dehydration and jetlag Swimming in cold waterIn cold water, heat is conducted away from the body and transferred to the water.Heat is lost very  quickly, 25 to 30 times faster  in water than air.Swimming ie activity further increases heat loss (increase by 35-50%) How long can a person survive in cold water? Water temp // Exhaustion // Survival
4C-10C // 30 to 60 min // 1 to 3 hrs
10C-15C // 1 to 2 hrs // 1 to 6 hr…