Hypothermia can be a real danger when swimming in very cold water. There are both emergency and non-emergency steps the swimmer can take to prevent hypothermia. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial.
Wear a wetsuit if possible.
Keep clothes on.
Keep hat on.
Pull extremities close to body.
Keep the body moving.
Phillip Toriello has 16 years of competitive swimming experience. 12 of those years he has been teaching and organizing swim events for swimmers of all levels and ages. He is has competed in all four strokes, and their corresponding events. Though his favorite race, is the individual medley. Phillip is the Aquatic Director at the high end Avila Bay Athletic Club.