Every month throughout the Winter I will be doing a cold water swim either in a lake, river or in the sea. I am doing this to raise money for people with dementia. The charity is called Dementia Adventure and it helps people with dementia to connect with the great outdoors which helps them to enjoy their lives more.
My grandad has alzheimers and I can always see a difference with him when he is outdoors in the fresh air.
I chose to do cold water swimming because I like the thrill of the open water and weather and also because they have proved that cold water could help fight off dementia.
I have done two swims so far in Derwent water in the Lake District in October and in the canoeing lake at the Hub in November. I might even do my December swim on Christmas day!
I will keep swimming until the Spring!