Sunday, 8 February 2015

Estonian Henri Kaarma Breaks Ice Swimming World Record

Congratulations to Henri Kaarma who broke the world record for the 1 km Ice Swimming Championship in Northern Ireland. He completed the distance in 13 minutes, 58 seconds. The new sport of ice swimming requires participants to swim in water with a temperature lower than 5°C without wetsuits, a feat requiring immense mental strength to go the distance. Swimmers often use techniques like counting to distract themselves from the cold. During the race, competitors are monitored for signs of hypothermia.

Well done Henri, you have done Estonia proud!