Also known as ice-swimming, this activity is undertaken in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres, in the sea, fresh water, and swimming pools. It is usually in the context of a group or club, and may be for endurance, health benefits, or as a personal challenge.
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Founded in 1929 in Sydney, Australia, the swimming club presents details of its facilities, events and history, with membership form and merchandise for sale.
Cold Water Therapy
A martial arts perspective on the benefits of icy water, with photographs and suggestions for a procedure to follow.
Coney Island Polar Bear Club
Features photographs, history, and details of club activities, with FAQ and merchandise. New York, USA.
Jacksonport Polar Bear Club
Includes pictures of annual swims, instructions, tips and articles. Wisconsin, USA.
Polar Bear Club
Group in Moscow, Russia presents photograph galleries of their members and events.
Wikipedia: Ice Swimming
Gives an account of the different practices in several countries, with an explanation of how holes are kept open in the ice.
Examines the benefits from a spiritual perspective, and provides a video to download.
World Winter Swimming Championships
Held in the United Kingdom in February 2008. Provides details of events, accommodation, rules, and FAQ.
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