Ice-swimming in Sweden: Is this the world's most extreme competition?

Recreational, competitive or for health reasons, Scandinavians aren't short on excuses for jumping into the cold winter waters of the north. In Skellefteå they even celebrate it with a yearly festival.
Though the jury is still out on perceived health benefits, outdoor swimming in the middle of the winter is a Scandinavian pastime that is sure to get your endorphins going.

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