Tag: Tyumen Open Water Swimming Cup

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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Terrific Times In Tyumen

Courtesy of Nuala Moore, Tyumen, Siberia. Swimmers from all around Russia, Ireland, Argentina, USA, Chile, United Kingdom, and Estonia competed in the 25m breaststroke, 25m freestyle, 50m breaststroke, 50m freestyle, 100m, 200m, 450m and 500m and relay at 0ºC at the Tyumen Open Water Swimming Cup in Russia this week. "All of us internationals cut

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Capri Djatiasmoro Warms The Ice In Russia

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "I tell people to follow your heart, follow your passion - and you will find that life’s journey will show you amazing people, places, and adventures," so advises winter swimmer Capri Djatiasmoro. The 60-something New Yorker says of her own journey that began with the Coney Island Polar Bears on New Year's

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Down, Down, Down To The Depths Of Cold

Photos of Henri Kaarma courtesy of Nuala Moore. Close-ups of Henri Kaarma of Estonia are most telling. He almost looks normal diving and swimming in the water above, but these photos show the Estonian ice swimmer on his way to setting a record in swimming 2,400 meters (1.49 miles) in 0.8ºC water in 41 minutes 57:09 seconds at the Tyumen Open Water

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Henri Kaarma Explains The Impossible

At the recent Tyumen Open Winter Swimming Cup in Siberia, Russia in water just above its freezing point - 0.8ºC (33.4ºF) - Henri Kaarma of Estonia channeled his inner strengths - both physical and mental - to do what appeared to be the impossible. Whereas most humans would be struggling to merely survive for a few moments at 0.8ºC, Kaarma pushed himself to

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Swimming At 0.8ºC

Vadim Lisovoy and Vadim Ilyuschenko reported on the results of the recent Tyumen Open Winter Swimming Cup 2013 where the following swimmers competed in water at 0.8ºC (33.4ºF) in Siberia: Whereas most humans would be struggling to merely survive for a few moments at 0.8ºC, these swimmers are racing and pushing themselves to levels that are unimaginable to

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