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The Chilling Truth: Understanding Cold Shock and Water Safety in SUP - With Professor Mike Tipton (Reissue)
Episode 1131st April 2024 • SUPfm The International Stand Up Paddle Board Podcast • Simon Hutchinson
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This episode (recorded in 2021) is another chance to hear our comprehensive discussion with Professor Mike Tipton, a renowned expert in human and applied physiology at the Extreme Environments Laboratory at the University of Portsmouth.

This episode aims to raise awareness of cold water as a significant but often overlooked risk, offering valuable information on how to minimize dangers and enjoy water sports safely, particularly over the first early months of the peak paddle season.

Known for his extensive research on cold water effects on the human body, Professor Tipton's work informs survival and rescue training for first responders and safety campaigns worldwide.

The conversation delves into the dangers of cold water shock, the physiological responses to cold water immersion, strategies for acclimatization, and practical safety advice for stand-up paddleboarders and other water sports enthusiasts.

Additionally, Tipton shares insights into his collaborations with life-saving organizations, the importance of cold water safety education, and his role in founding the International Drowning Researchers Alliance.

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