The Myth and Realities of Winter Swimming

The Myth and Realities of Winter Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Natalia Szydlowski, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Universidad de Concepción del Uruguay with a doctorate in nutrition, but she understands the cold very well.

In an upcoming episode of The ICE Series with co-host Ram Barkai, Dr. Szydlowski will talk about ice swimming, the focus on her research and what she has concluded about the sport – from acclimatization to rewarming – and its athletes.

Not only did Professor Szydlowski author the book, The Myth of Winter Swimming, but she was also a crew member for the unprecedented 6-day Bering Strait Swim, an 86 km relay crossing from Cape Dezhnev in Chukotka, Russia, to Cape Prince of Wales in the state of Alaska, USA.

In The Myth of Winter Swimming, she delves into the optimal body composition for winter swimmers to maintain a safe core temperature.

For more information on her book, visit here.

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