This pool opens with a chainsaw


The Baltic countries are apparently very fond of ice swimming, and I didn’t realize that I haven’t ever been to a really cool swim meet. Cool as in opening it with a chainsaw.

Looks quite nice when it is ready

I researched a bit, and found out that there are similar national championships in neighboring countries, and a World Championships coming up in Jurmala, Latvia on 20-22 January 2012. See

Be warned though – as in every extreme sport, there is always someone going full retard, as when at the Pirita Open in Tallinn, Estonia this year, one guy chose to try the full 1 kilometer.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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