Jinja will go down in history as the first African city to host the Ice Swimming championships due May 11 at the Nile resort pool.
The championships will see the water temperature in the swimming pool lowered to about 10° C, a rare phenomenon in Uganda, for the championships to take place.
Swimmers will then take part in an individual 25m race before grouping up for the relay races in the ice cold pool waters.
– So that would be about 3°C warmer than the year-round ocean temperature here in the Faroe Islands. I’m tempted to say “we laugh at this” … but won’t ;-)