Lake it or lump it

Photo by Mark Price.Pool or no pool, there is always the lake. With the Wanaka community pool closed because it is considered an earthquake risk, the town's keen swimmers are having to make other arrangements to keep up their training programmes.

For Eddie Spearing, Marjorie Cook and Clair O'Connell on Sunday, that meant climbing into Lake Wanaka at the outlet of Bullock Creek, where they estimated the water was around 6degC.

They are regular lake swimmers but are also, along with other Wanaka swimmers, making early morning trips to Cromwell to use the pool there.