Immersion and swimming in icy water

Minimum age
18 years
74340 Samoëns


From 01/11/2023 to 30/04/2024, daily.

From 01/11/2024 to 30/04/2025
on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 8 am and 2 pm.

Come and try immersion and swimming in cold water in Samoëns. Get out of your comfort zone and come and try immersion and swimming in ice-cold water in Samoëns with Florian Milesi, sports coach and cold water swimmer.

Dive into the icy waters of Samoëns, as proposed by Florian Milesi, sports coach and cold water swimmer. At the height of winter, the water temperature in the mountains hovers below 5 degrees, making for ideal conditions for icy water swimming.
The positive effects of breaststroke in cold water on physical and mental health are numerous: improved blood circulation, boost to the immune system, reduced stress, a feeling of intense well-being, etc.
A frosty swim that leaves no one indifferent!

Taking a cold bath takes effort, but it pays off in the end.
Regular bathing in extreme cold can bring the following benefits:
1 - A cold bath is a source of joy
A cold bath triggers a whole wave of happy hormones. These are pure endorphins that relieve stress, reduce anxiety, erase worries and increase general well-being. There's a deep sense of happiness that sets in shortly after the icy pleasure.
2 - A cold bath increases resistance to stress
Everyone is stressed or experiences stress. But stress isn't always a bad thing. Positive stress, known as eustress, can even make you more efficient and boost your self-confidence. The short, extreme experience of being cold in a cold bath triggers a positive stress reaction. Your body learns to become more resilient and to cope more calmly with stressful everyday situations.
3 - A cold bath boosts the immune system
This is precisely why people have sworn by this icy pleasure for centuries. A cold bath boosts the immune system and, according to a study of over 3,000 participants, helps you to fall ill less quickly. However, this only works if you do it regularly. It doesn't matter what kind of sport you do. For you to see an improvement and, in this case, for your immune system to become stronger, you need regular stimulation. You can also support the process, for example by taking zinc and magnesium.
4 - A cold bath stimulates your willpower
The mind has the upper hand over the body. A cold bath not only strengthens your body, but also your mind. A study carried out in 2018 showed that it has an extremely positive effect on your willpower and your state of mind. Because it takes a lot of willpower to succeed in this particular challenge. And it can also be a great help in everyday situations.
5 - A cold bath has anti-inflammatory effects
A cold bath releases not only happy hormones, but also corticoids. These can relieve acute and chronic inflammation in the body. The cold bath can also be used as a preventive measure to help prevent other illnesses caused by long-term inflammation.
6 - A cold bath improves recovery
The anti-inflammatory effect also affects recovery after exercise. Strength training creates micro-tears in your muscles. A cold bath allows your body to recover more quickly and prepares you better for your next training session. That's why athletes in particular swear by ice baths after intense training sessions.
7 - A cold bath stimulates the metabolism and can help you lose weight
Brown fat cells respond to the stimulation provided by cold and start to burn more glucose and fat. After a cold bath, your metabolism works at full speed and can also help you lose weight.
8 - A cold bath warms the body and wakes up tired minds
Extreme cold causes vasoconstriction of the blood vessels. To protect your organs, your body starts pumping blood to them, which stimulates blood circulation. The heat generated spreads throughout your body shortly after bathing in ice-cold water. At the same time, the change in temperature really wakes up tired minds and provides the quickest boost of energy.

The cold is worth it.
So what are you waiting for?

POSSIBLE TO ORGANISE A 2-DAY COURSE (Accommodation, meals, breathing, walking, swimming)

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