Crazy swimmers take a dip in ice-cold Arctic water

Teriberka in the Murmansk Region was the place where the 1,852-meter long Arctic swimming event (Arctic Swim) was held in which 53 "really crazy" people took to the waters and needless to say some of them did not manage to make it to the icy finishing line.

Alexander Bazanov, the event's organizer, learned about Teriberka after watching Andrei Zvyagintsev's film "Leviathan" and decided to hold this heat there. In 2016, Bazanov traveled to Teriberka with a wetsuit at hand and decided to take a dip in the Barents Sea.

"I wanted to see whether it was possible to swim here at all. I donned my wetsuit, swam around and decided to hold the heat because this place had met all my expectations," Bazanov noted.

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