“I’ll try it once”, I said, “give it a go, at least you can say you’ve done it” Little did I know the profound effect it would have on my life… From the moment I am submerged it’s gone – the worry, the state of the world, the stresses of daily life, the situations that seemed so huge mere minutes ago ebb away and I have space to think, to be, to rest. I am not just Mummy, I am Annie again, it has reignited a love of water, a sense of adventure, a desire to push my boundaries that had somehow, somewhere, all been lost in the years of nappies and breastfeeding, cooking, brushing little teeth, buttoning little shirts, straightening tiny school ties – not one of which I would change but I did miss me. Through cold water swimming I have found life again, I laugh like I haven’t in years, I explore places I would never have ventured, have met INCREDIBLE friends I would never have met and I’m only a year in. I’m so glad I took the plunge!!
Anneka Joanne Jeffs