International Ice Swimming Association’s 2019 Murmansk World Championship Event Recap

The third annual World Championships for the International Ice Swimming Association took place Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17. This year, the event took place in Murmansk, Russia, in a 10-lane, 25-short course meter lake with air and water temperatures hovering at negative three degrees Celsius and zero degrees Celsius respectively.

Moscow native Natalia Seraya says: “It is important for me, and in general, that we swim not to set records but to be healthy and to show people that cold water hardening is best for improving health from the inside.”

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