IamA cold water survival expert. Ask me anything!
This Reddit AMA is now finished, thanks for your interest. For further information on what we do, please visit: http://www2.port.ac.uk/department-of-sport-and-exercise-science/staff/prof-mike-tipton.html For more information on the RNLI Respect the Water campaign please visit: https://rnli.org/safety/respect-the-water I'm Mike Tipton, Professor of Human & Applied Physiology at the Extreme Environments Laboratory, DSES, University of Portsmouth, and Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Physiology (The Physiological Society). I’ve led many published studies into the effects of cold water on the body and how best to increase your survival chances. Our team did the research that formed the basis of the RNLI’s Respect the Water campaign which promotes floating as a survival skill if you unexpectedly fall into cold water. AMA until 3pm on the 22/8/18! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIEw55a6dcw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jncVb2onYC4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gd6QC2Emrc