Ice water swimming in Lake Baikal


Russian winter swimmers, also known as “walruses” in the country, took to the freezing waters of Lake Baikal to mark national Walrus Day. The athletes plunged into the 4-Celsius-degree (39 Fahrenheit) water of the lake, which rarely climbs past 10 Celsius degrees (50 Fahrenheit), even in summer.


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