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2019 World International Ice Swimming Championships: What it takes to prepare for a sub-zero swim

"Sometimes I get in and I think 'gosh, this feels horrible'," says champion ice swimmer Jade Perry.

This isn't just your average test of physical endurance.

Taking a dip in sub-zero temperatures is already unappealing, without the prospect of doing it in a makeshift pool carved out of a frozen lake at the height of Russian winter.

This week, 400 swimmers from 34 countries will travel to Murmansk, Russia, for the 2019 World International Ice Swimming Championships.

 

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