I can't believe it's mid August. The Lido this morning was utterly freezing; it took me a whole length to get my breathing under control, and only a handful of others were braving it. Some of them were little kids. Somehow little children aren't as 'cold conscious' as we adults. I was chatting to my dad about this and he says I used to throw myself into the sea in Scotland as a small boy. How times change. I got out after twelve lengths this morning.