I Went Swimming in the Arctic and Survived


I grew up swimming in the warm waters of the Pacific. I hate the cold. Yet when it came time to do a polar dive, I surprised myself by leaping feet-first off a platform into the most freezing water on Earth. I didn’t even blink at the opportunity, but when my body hit the water, I screamed. I drifted for a bit before realizing how cold the water really was, and then I scrambled back to the boat.

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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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