Yes, I have made it!
For the first time in my life I have managed to swim outdoors from March 2019 to February 2020, meaning 12 consecutive months without missing a month.
I did some winter swimming during my teen-age years and then I quit for many years.
I resumed this habit after my second trip to the Philippines where I experienced plenty of December-swimming (nothing special because the Philippines is a tropical country) and so, in order to keep my memories of December-swimming alive, I have started to kind of pretend that even here it’s always summer (like in the tropics).
I also started reading blogs and articles about the benefits of cold plunges and so I went for it.
Because since last year the company I work for has been sending me 3 days a week to a customer that we have in the town of Anguillara Sabazia, by lake Bracciano, I am taking advantage of this opportunity to take a plunge in the lake at least once a month, and I have been doing it for 12 consecutive months now starting last March 6th.
Earlier today I did my February-swimming that helped me hit the target of swimming outdoors 12 months without missing a single one.
To be 100% honest, I must admit that this year winter has been particularly mild here in Rome but, nevertheless, I have experienced what it is like to swim outdoors 12 consecutive months including mid-winter months.