Simon joined in inaugural The Swimmer on 13th October. Being a pal of mine I rather forgot to give him any tips on cold water swimming, I hadn't realised it was his first time.
So, at Parliament Hill Simon dived straight in without a cap.
On seeing him looking a little shocked, I explained the ways of the cold water swimmer - gentle entry, cap and the first 7 seconds huff and puff.
Here's a few tips from the masters at Tooting Lido, the finest bunch of Cold Water swimmers I know.
Simon says he now has the hang of it. Just needs a pair of goggles by the look of it.