The most extreme swimming world cup: water at 4 degrees ... and without neoprene

2.000 swimmers have participated in this freezing world cup

We echo this news published by the sixth, where they tell us that a world swimming championship has been held in Slovenia, but in icy waters.

2.000 swimmers have participated in this World Cup that has been held at Lake Bled (Slovenia) at six degrees below and with four degrees in the water.

Swimming at these temperatures, a risk something

Swimming with the water temperature 4 degrees below zero is a challenge, in addition to the risk involved.

The tests cannot exceed 1.000 meters, since the life of the swimmers would be endangered.

The distances of the competition

In the championship there are freestyle, breaststroke and butterfly tests at the following distances:

  • 25 meters
  • 50 meters
  • 100 meters
  • 200 meters
  • 450 meters
  • 1.000 meters

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