I've seen the light. I have been converted. Went open water swimming for the first time last night at a quarry in Pitstone.
And it's FANTASTIC.
I loved it. Swam strong and well and the wetsuit I'd picked up the other day (my SNUGG, made to measure) felt perfect.
It's an amazing feeling of bouyancy in the wetsuit and one tends to skim across the water with greater ease than in a pool.
We're aiming to go every monday evening (never open water swim alone) which should be a hoot.
I'll keep you posted.