” When I’m preparing for a swim, I imagine absolutely everything about it: the color of the water, how cold it is, the taste of salt in my mouth. I visualize each and every stroke. “


” Of all the creatures in the world that really frighten me – the hyena in Africa, the great white shark – leopard seals are near the top of the list. They’re killers. If my team spots one, they’ll pull me out of the water. “


” In the cold, all the blood rushes to your core to protect your heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, and brain. When you leave the water, the blood rushes back to your arms and legs, absorbs that freezing cold, and brings it back to the heart. “


” On my second swim at Deception Island, the water was very clear and I was looking at hundreds of whale bones beneath me. It was a graveyard from the whaling some time in the 1920s-30s. “


” Not to be too grandiose about it, but in a way I see myself like Sir Edmund Hillary. The water was my Everest. “


” The human body is not designed for swimming in minus 1.7 degree centigrade water. “



All 6 Lewis Gordon Pugh Quotes about Water in picture


When I
Of all the creatures in the world that really frighten me - the hyena in Africa, the great white shark - leopard seals are near the top of the list. They
In the cold, all the blood rushes to your core to protect your heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, and brain. When you leave the water, the blood rushes back to your arms and legs, absorbs that freezing cold, and brings it back to the heart.
On my second swim at Deception Island, the water was very clear and I was looking at hundreds of whale bones beneath me. It was a graveyard from the whaling some time in the 1920s-30s.
Not to be too grandiose about it, but in a way I see myself like Sir Edmund Hillary. The water was my Everest.
The human body is not designed for swimming in minus 1.7 degree centigrade water.

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