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Swimming With Shivers And Smiles

Courtesy of Gary Standen, Swimming With Shivers.

Gary Standen and Claire Bunker-Fellingham co-wrote Swimming With Shivers.

The book includes true stories from and about open water swimmers doing cold water, winter and ice swimming with a foreword by Colin Hill of Chillswim and Sally Minty-Gravett MBE that includes Elaine Howley’s dramatic swim in the ice kilometer at the 2017 Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships in Burghausen, Germany.

Standen describes the book, “The swimmers explain in their own words why they thrive on getting into low temperature waters in seas, rivers, lakes and even event swimming courses cut-out of ice. The book allows the reader to understand who these swimmers are, where they swim and how they survive the afterdrop and post-swim shivers safely all year round.”

To order both Swimming With Shivers and Swimming With Smiles, visit and

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