Immerse their bodies in water at 13 ° C at the end of the year, nothing to scare them. Quite the contrary. Three friends in their seventies take advantage of the authorization to bathe for an hour a day on the beaches of La Baule in Loire-Atlantique to go and regenerate.
The three sea bathers enjoy a dream landscape. The ocean as far as the eye can see, a dazzling sun and a deserted beach for miles. Every morning they meet up here. “It’s an escape, it’s air, good air. It’s breathing, maintaining my body and my health”, list Muriel Leprince who is part of the group of bathers of the Frosted ducks.
Addicted to sea bathing, these septuagenarians measure their luck: “I am indeed delighted to do this but at the same time I think of all the people who are suffering”.
Only professionals can practice water sports
Happiness within reach in strict compliance with the regulatory kilometer. “Sport on the beach is not prohibited, it has always been accepted by the town hall so we could walk and play sports on the beach without any problem. Now we are allowed to go swimming, that is, is energizing “, confides Cathy Blandin, another member of the collective.
While swimming is authorized in Loire-Atlantique, the practice of water sports is prohibited on the coast until further notice.