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Cerys Thomas
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Cerys Thomas
England
Sheffield
England
Great Britain
Country Association
Great Britain
IISA ID: 152
Gender: Male
Age: 39
Ice Miles: 1
ICE 7s: 1
About Cerys Thomas
Hi, I am Cerys Thomas, husband to my long suffering wife Joanna and father to my two future Ice Swimmers, Jacob and Oliver. I was born in Gibraltar but have lived most of my life in England and after coming to Sheffield for my degree, have stayed ever since.

Swimming has always been a major part of my life. I swam competitively from the age of 7 until I was 16. I then moved on to play Water Polo for four years. I qualified as a lifeguard whilst at sixth form and spent 7 years working at my local pool in Norfolk and then Ponds Forge International Sports centre whilst at University. During this time I completed my Assistant Swim Teachers Qualification and had the pleasure of working for Omega Sports TIming at numerous International Swimming and Athletic events around the country.

After University all my sport etc took a back seat but after my 35th Birthday last year I needed to get back into sport. Always being a keen cyclist and swimmer Triathlon was where I decided to go. The aim was to complete an Ironman before my 40th birthday. Well as usual my determination and focus meant I completed that within the year and also qualified to represent Great Britain at the European Long Course Age Group Triathlon Championships in Weymouth. It was a proud day putting on the kit and representing the country!

Then it was what do I do now? I was lucky to be able to train with the guys at Yorkshire Outdoor Swimmers for my Triathlons and had watched the \\\\\\\\’\\\\\\\\’Nutters\\\\\\\\’ the previous winter. A few discussions had my mind made up and I was going to go for it! From August onwards the wetsuit was banned!

So the Journey to Ice Mile has started.

Ice Miles

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Date
Swim
Location
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Swim
Dist.
Swim
Time
Water
Conditions
Air
Temp
Wind
Speed
Support  
1 10 Feb 2016 Harthill Reservoir, Rotherham 5.00°C 4.00°C 1.00mi 0:34:11 Lake (Reservoir) 4.00°C - - view

Qualifying Swims

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Date
Swim
Location
Swimmer
Condition
Status Swim
Dist.
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Swim
Time
Stroke Observer  

Other Swims

Solo
  Swim
Date
Location
(Description)
Time
Taken
Swim
Distance
Avg Dist.
Per Day
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Observer /
Witness
Awards  
1 14 Nov 2015 Harthill Reservoir 34:46 1,725 m - 8.8°C 0°C -   view

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