Tag: International Ice Swimming Championships

So Young, So Beautiful…So Cold

Courtesy of Nuala Moore from inside the Polar Circle. The average age of the fastest men in the 1000m race at the recent International Ice Swimming Championships in Murmansk, Russia was 35-48 while the average age for the fastest women was nearly half or 18-24. But young or older, their times for swimming in 0.8°C water and -7°C air temperatures were

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Wandi Really Ready

Courtesy of WOWSA, in Lapland Lake Semenovskoye, Russia. Athletes at the Olympics, world championships and major international events are required to gather in the ready room, a designated indoor or outdoor area or indoor room where the competitive swimmers gather before the race, often to listen to pre-race instructions from race officials or to store

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