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Wild swimming scientist Heather Massey: ‘Hypothermia is not a pretty sight’

Is swimming in cold water more likely to kill or cure you? There is a huge amount of anecdotal evidence on the benefits of cold water swimming – but what do we really know about it? I spoke to Heather Massey, researcher at the University of Portsmouth’s Extreme Environments research group (and seasoned open water swimmer) for The Observer.