Joy of sea swimming

 

Sir, – How quickly the summer has passed. I have been addicted to the joy of swimming in the sea for the last 40-odd years. I love open-water swimming. I am passionate about its life-changing effect on body and soul. No matter what age, a refreshing dip in the sea does absolute wonders for one’s mental health.

The ocean really does offer much more than just simple exercise. It offers moments that border on the spiritual. The physical and psychological benefits of a plunge into the cold Irish seas are beyond compare.

There’s a definite sense of leaving all your problems behind on shore. But do remember to take care, as the ocean is the boss. – Yours, etc,

BRIAN McDEVITT,

Glenties,

Co Donegal.