UK cold water champ Colin Hill happy to take Siberian sub-zero pool plunge

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“To go across to Siberia for a winter swimming race and compete against swimmers from South Africa, USA, Estonia and South America was amazing,” he said.

“I have done a lot of cold water swimming in the Lake District but this was an extension of what I have done before, it was something else.

“It was very hard. When I was swimming I almost felt my body freezing in the water, it was zero degrees with ice forming on the top.

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