When Trent Grimsey started to make his mark on the open water swimming, he was not known as a cold water specialist.
Far from it.
But the Aussie distance specialist gradually became acclimatized to colder water temperatures and culminated his career by setting the most hallowed record in the sport: record holder of the English Channel in a blazing fast time of 6 hours 55 minutes.
“Last year I coached five solo swimmers who all successfully crossed the English Channel. This season I have 9 solo swimmers who I am coaching to make the Channel crossing. I thought it would be great to put on a Cold Water Camp down in Melbourne over the Easter long weekend for my swimmers to get some cold water swimming under their belt.
Being from Brisbane, it can be hard to find water cooler enough to prepare to take on the English Channel so I established the Melbourne Cold Water Camp at the Brighton Baths in Melbourne, Victoria on April 13th – 16th.”
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