Winter swimming makes these Maine women feel more alive

Winter swimming makes these Maine women feel more alive

BROOKLIN, Maine – It’s 35 degrees outside and the rain is pouring down on Naskeag Harbor. Moored boats rigged to push dive up and down with high tide and strong winds. The only sign of life in the snow-covered parking lot is an occasional seagull.

A silver-colored minivan pulls in and out of Sarah Havener Brown. She is dressed in a normal winter suit – warm trousers, boots, an insulated coat and a knit hat. After all, it’s January in Maine.

But she takes them off, layer by layer, until she only has neoprene boots, bright yellow shorts and a red sports bra. Then she takes a swim.

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