'Cold Actually Feels Good' At The U.S. Winter Swimming Championship

February 23, 2015 11:01 PM

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Daina Bouquin competes in the first Winter Swimming Championships in North America on Saturday on Lake Memphremagog in Newport, Vt. The event drew swimmers from around the world to race in icy water that was below 32 degrees.

One way to test your mettle in winter is to take one of those quick penguin plunges in icy water. But some stoic swimmers actually carve pools out of frozen lakes and race each other.

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