I have started doing a lot of open water swimming this season in both inland bodies of water and sea, which is great for training for race day – however ive started getting a load of colds! I sometimes take a bit of water up my nose and that’s when the infections normally take hold at the back of the nose / throat. Previously I had not had a cold for 3 years – now ive had two in 4 weeks!!! Is it possible that the water is infecting me or is it just bad luck with a couple of ordinary colds? I think its mainly inland bodies of water which cause me problems as ive not really had any issues with sea swimming.