Polar Bear Swim...Anyone?
Each season a swimming pool is cut out of the frozen Songhuajiang river. The ice is a couple of feet thick making a nice cold cement-like edge to the pool. Twenty or so men and women, sturdy of mind and body, ventured out into the -15 degree weather, clad in swimming attire to demonstrate the best way to enjoy swimming.
The Champions Walk Out Into the Cold
Ready, Set, Dive
Notice the icicles covering the hand grip.
Swimmers doing their part to improving US & Russian relationships.
A slide made out of ice.