Even though the recent warm weather helped (a positive feature of global climate change?) I can report that yesterday I broke my Melbourne record by swimming in my backyard pool earlier in the season that ever before. I beat my earlier records by more than a month.
I am no iceberg swimmer - I suffer from a high sensitivity to pain and discomfit. But, along with my son, I have extended our swimming season in Melbourne from 3-4 months to 4-5 months, an achievement. Today it was 15 degrees C - I chickened out but my son went in.