Tag: Siberia

Kosatka DV, Swimming With The Orcas

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Kosatka means orca or toothed whales in the Russian language. A winter swimming center and club called Kosatka DV in Vladivostok was founded by Oleg Duchuchaev. DV or Dalniy Vostok means Far East that includes East Siberia, Yakutia, and the Pacific Coast. Kosatka DV organizes and trains people for

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Racing In The Dark And Ice

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. During the relays performed at 0ºC temperatures at the 2015 Tyumen Open Water Swimming Cup in Siberia, Russia last week, the relays were conducted in the dark. Nuala Moore of Ireland recalls, "The relays were amazing to watch in the ice. The Russians from the Novosibirsk Team in Eastern Russia were so

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So Cool And So Bright, Jack

Ice swimmer Jack Bright set out on a goal and achieved it this past week in Siberia. The filmmaker of Winter Swimming and a member of the Bering Strait Swim completed his personal goal of swimming 1000m in Tyumen in what he calls an ice hole in water that neared 0ºC. "It is always a good feeling when you reach a goal. It was a great event at Tyumen [with]

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Exploring Extremes, Swimming In Siberia

Ram Barkai, Ryan Stramrood and Kieron Palframan will be heading to Siberia in mid-winter for a swim in a frozen river. Without their fellow International Ice Swimming Association co-founders Toks Viviers and Andrew Chin, the 3 South Africans are heading to a town called Tyumen to join many other swimmers coming from around the world to an extreme ice swim.

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