On the twelfth day of Christmas, | My coach sent to me | Twelve Tubs of Maxim | Eleven Pairs of Board Shorts | Ten Loads of Lanolin | Nine Tubes of Biodegradable Sunscreen | Eight Sets of Colorful Fundoshi | Seven Days at the Cork Distance Week | Six Boxes of Foggle Towelettes | Five Rite in The Rain Notebooks and a Pen | Five Pairs of Polarized Goggles | Four Years of H2Open Magazine Subscriptions | Three Swim It Pouches | Two Feeding Sticks with dual-cup containers | And a Go-Pro in a Kayak.

The Twelve Days of Christmas in the open water is an adaptation of the well-known English-language Christmas song:

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my coach gave to me…

12 Tubs of Maxim
11 Pairs of Board Shorts
10 Loads of Lanolin
9 Tubes of Biodegradable Sunscreen
8 Sets of Colorful Fundoshi
7 Days at the Cork Distance Week
6 Boxes of Foggle Towelettes
5 Pairs of Polarized Goggles
4 Years of H2Open Magazine Subscriptions
3 Swim It Pouches
2 Feeding Sticks with dual-cup containers
And a Go-Pro in a Kayak

Photo of the Peter Pan Christmas Morning Swim in Hyde Park.

Other Christmas carols for open water swimmers include Jingle Bells in the Open Water (here), ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas in the Open Water (here), and Frosty the Snowman (here).

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