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Estonians Plunge Into Icy Water To Ward Off Coronavirus Blues

E-News | 12/12/2020 10:41 PM | Click to read full article

Over 500 swimmers swam in the near-freezing waters of Tallinn port in Estonia on Friday, taking part in a giant winter swimming relay in a country where the sport has been a popular way to counter the tedium of coronavirus restrictions.

"It's actually a smart thing to do at this moment", Roy Vissers, one of the swimmers, said after emerging from the 4 Celsius (39.2 Fahrenheit) waters into the below-freezing air.