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Chilling to the bone! Watch what it feels like to swim in freezing water during Beijing’s winter.

By Liu Ning (People's Daily Online)    16:36, January 26, 2018

“Jump!” shouted a “gramp” in his swim trunks to boost his own courage before diving into a a hole in a frozen lake. He’s one of the winter swimmers who come to Shichahai, Beijing, to enjoy swimming in the frozen lake every day during winter.

 

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The air temperature was -5°C and the water temperature: 0°C.The swimmers are aged 40 to 80.

“When can I learn to swim like them?” An 11-year-old girl from the amazed crowd curiously asked her mom. “You won’t be able to stand the freezing cold.” Her mom replied.

(People's Daily Online/Liu Ning)

“I feel good. My body doesn’t feel too cold,” said Mr. Wang, who has been swimming here in winter for over 20 years. “This way, I can exercise my body and keep healthy. More importantly, I can build my perseverance.”

They clearly had tons of fun as another winter swimmer started singing right after he got out of water. The crowd laughed and applauded.

Warning: Do NOT imitate if you are non-professional.

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(Web editor: Liu Ning, Bianji)

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