Must haves for swimming in open water

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Found 8th Feb
I am thinking about swimming outdoor in open waters, I have done this before but just in a small pond not something massive or for long\deep enough...

anyone into this and have a list of must haves ?

thanks in advance
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The ability to swim!
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Don't go alone, springs to mind. Other than that have warm clothes, possibly electrically heated clothes, as some sort of treatment for exposure. Oh and a good life insurance policy (not a joke, check the terms and conditions for whatever you have as it may be excluded from cover).
wetsuit
I swim in open water (as I am a triathlete)

I only swim with a group and there is always a support boat/canoe in the water at all times, a swimming wetsuit is a must unless you're training to cross the Channel. Acclimatising yourself and getting your breathing under control before you set off is paramount.
Have you got a sea swimming club near you? Or even a tri club? Getting along there, make some friends, enjoy yourself and be safe
Nice knowing you ,ask robson green he loves it
Look out for Uganda knuckles
A David Walliams mask.

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