Swimmer Tingles: ASMR for Marathon Swimmers

According to Wikipedia, ASMR, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, is “a tingling sensation that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. a pleasant form of paresthesia….”. It can be triggered by all sorts of little noises, quiet voices, tapping, hair cutting, and so on.

I recently started listening to Youtube ASMR recordings at work, as a way of helping myself concentrate and relax in my open-plan office.

My favourite ASMR Artist at the moment is Ting Ting, and I listen to her brush my hair, massage my temples, do my makeup and nails, and even do a hair lice check (yeah I don’t get that one either) all day while I’m preparing patent applications and writing reporting letters to clients. It’s so very relaxing.

We marathon swimmers can get a little nervous when preparing for a long swim; and I believe the marathon swimming community is long overdue for some Aquatic ASMR. So fasten your goggle straps and get ready for some super-relaxing swimmer tingles.