Tag: Russian Winter Swimming Championships

Mind Over Matter, Swimming 1000m @ 0ºC

For centuries, men and women have purposefully immersed themselves in cold water for a variety of reasons. From monks in Japan and Russians in Siberia to early-morning swimmers in the Serpentine and their counterparts from the Americas to Oceania, these extremists have pushed the limits of what is physically and psychologically possible. Each extremist had

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Super Heroes Of The Ice Swimming World

In Tyumen at the Russian Winter Swimming Championships on December 16th, the ultimate endurance race was conducted in a water temperature of 0.3°C and air temperatures between - 30°C and -33°C. Within the greater battle between swimmers and Mother Nature, another mano-a-mano contest was courageously fought among the giants of the ice swimming community.

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