I am on a Master's team in Oakland, CA. We swim in an outdoor pool year
round, with water temp 78-80 F. This is fine in the summer months, but
this time of year with the air temperature near 40 F, I freeze during
practice! Even during the hardest interval sets my body always feels
somewhat chilled, and afterwards it takes about 2 hours for my core body
temperature to feel like it's returned to normal. I also have a stuffy
nose that doesn't go away until the next morning. This can't be healthy!
I wear a neoprene cap at practice and this helps a little, but not enough.
Any advice from anyone? Is there any kind of neoprene vest I can buy,
like the Warm Jane that Quintana Roo just designed for women? My coach
doesn't take this problem seriously--Help!