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    Winter Swim training in Russia

    I am the Walrus: Russian Woman Trains in Icy Pool

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    Swimming in icy water has come to us from an old pagan ritual of "cleansing" or mass washing when children were dipped in cold water to make them stronger and accustom them to a harsh climate.

    The roots of the Slavic tradition of winter bathing date back to the time of the ancient Scythians. Nowadays, athletes and winter swim enthusiasts use the coldest seasons to dive into the icy water and train in the frigid weather. The video shows a woman training to swim in the cold water reportedly in Moscow, Russia.

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