How to avoid ice lacerations
I know this question will open me to ridicule.
The pools are currently all closed and the lakes are all proper frozen.
Until today I'd been swimming in the sea, albiet for increasingly short durations, but today there was a fine (1-3mm) layer of sea ice. Breaking it using breaststroke was fine and not anymore painful than the background cold pain associated with cold water.
When I got out to my surprise my forearms, upper arms , flanks and legs were covered in lacerations from the ice.
Other than the obvious solutions of 1. swimming somewhere else and 2. not swimming at all, does anyone have any tips on swim technique or other measures to mitigate cutting myself quite so much? I have tried a google search which netted no useful results