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Rosalind Edmonds
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Rosalind Edmonds
Wales
Pontypridd
Wales
Great Britain
Country Association
Great Britain
Gender: Female
Age: 58
Ice Miles: 0
About Rosalind Edmonds
I started running in 2002 and completed many events including 9 marathons over the years but by 2008 was nearly always injured and looking for something new. I took part in an open water Aquathlon in 2008 and realised that although I thought I could swim, I couldn\'t! In 2009 in order to reduce the running I took up triathlon and had swim coaching at the triathlon club. By 2011 I completed my first of 3 Ironman races, my knee and general injury problems returned, so in 2014 I took a break from Ironman and did more swimming events, all in a wetsuit. The winter of 2014/15 I swam right through but in a wetsuit. In 2015 I started Ironman training yet again but after a summer of an ankle injury and then getting my bike stolen a month before the event I failed to finish the Ironman in September after missing the cut off time after the bike by 74 seconds. Definitely time for something new.

I had done a couple of 5k swims and one 10k swim (very badly) in the summer of 2015 and found I was enjoying the open water swimming more than ever. I find the heat and chemicals in the swimming pool make me quite ill. So when a friend asked if I wanted to join her in training for Chillswim, I was happy to have a go. So on 13th October 2015 I did my first non wetsuit swim at 6.30am in the morning, in what felt to me was an icy cold river for the grand total of 10 minutes. A couple of weeks later when swimming in the sea I wondered why on earth I had ever worn a wetsuit! I am loving the not so warm swimming and for the first time in my life I am wishing the weather would get colder!

So now I am one of a group of 4 lovely fun ladies in South Wales who swim regularly together, we are loving it.

IISA 1km Swims

  Swim
Date
Event Name Country
Association
Event Venue Swim
Time
Stroke Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
AR ER WR WC  
1 20 Feb 2016 IISA Great Britain IK ... Great Britain Andark Lake, Southampt... 23:07:00 Crawl 5.00°C 0.00°C         view
AR = Age-Group Record
ER = Swim Event Record
WR = World Record
WC = World Championship Record

Qualifying Swims

  Swim
Date
Swim
Location
Swimmer
Condition
Status Swim
Dist.
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Swim
Time
Stroke Observer  
1 16 Jan 2016 Talybont on Usk Good Accepted 1000m 4.90°C 3.00°C 23:30:00 Crawl Cath Pendleton view
2 30 Jan 2016 Keepers Pond, Blaenavon Good Accepted 1200m 4.50°C 0.00°C 28:53:00 Crawl Andrew Holder view
3 03 Dec 2016 Lake 32, Cirencester Moderate Accepted 800m 4.00°C 5.00°C 00:17:33 Crawl Viki Brice view
6 15 Jan 2017 Keepers Pond, Blaenavon Excellent Accepted 500m 2.60°C 6.80°C 00:12:16 Crawl Cath Pendleton view
8 16 Dec 2017 Portishead Lido Good Accepted 800m 4.30°C 0.00°C 17:55:00 Crawl Tracey Sharratt view

Other Swims

Solo
  Swim
Date
Location
(Description)
Time
Taken
Swim
Distance
Avg Dist.
Per Day
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Observer /
Witness
Awards  
1 13 Dec 2015 Beaufort pond, Beaufort 21:37 1,000 m - 6.1°C 0°C Cath Pendleton   view
2 26 Dec 2015 Beaufort Pond, Beaufort 22:06 1,000 m - 7.9°C 0°C Viki Brice   view
3 28 Dec 2015 Keepers Pond, Blaenavon 21:30 1,000 m - 7.9°C 0°C Cath Pendleton   view
4 1 Jan 2016 Keepers Pond, Blaenavon 14:00 580 m - 4.9°C 0°C Cath Pendleton   view
5 2 Jan 2016 Sandford Park Lido, Cheltenham 28:27 1,300 m - 7.9°C 0°C Viki Brice   view
6 5 Jan 2016 Canada Lodge Lake 35:50 1,500 m - 8.9°C 0°C Cath Pendleton   view
7 9 Jan 2016 Keepers Pond, Blaenavon 12:13 450 m - 3.9°C 0°C Cath Pendleton   view
8 21 Jan 2016 Canada Lake Lodge,... 19:01 800 m - 4.9°C 0°C Cath Pendleton   view
9 14 Jan 2017 Lake 32, Cotswold water...
(Chilly Dippers)
15:44 600 m - 3.5°C [hi]
2.6°C [lo]
2.6°C Jaon Tait   view
10 21 Jan 2017 Katowice, Poland
(Ice Cup Poland)
10:17 500 m - 2.5°C [hi]
1.5°C [lo]
0°C - view
11 12 Nov 2017 Keepers Pond, Blaenavon
(Social Swim)
12:56 500 m - 6.5°C [hi]
5.7°C [lo]
0°C -   view
12 4 Nov 2018 Brombil, Port Talbot
(Social swim)
15:00 610 m - 8.1°C [hi]
8°C [lo]
0°C Tom Chapman   view

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