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Scandinavian Championship in Winter Swimming

Published: 12 February 2015

Students and staff defied the cold and managed to take a sixth place in the team competition when open Scandinavian Championships in vinter swimming was held in Skellefteå. 4x25 meter swimming in the icy water for Master's students in Wood Technology who together with wood researcher Alice Wang participated in the breaststroke relay.

– I hope to be able so swim even next year, says Benedict, it's an amazing experience. You get such an adrenaline rush when you get out of the water.

– Both hands and feet were numb when I came out of the water so I had trouble getting my feet in my training shoes. But I didn´t feel the cold when I had dried me off, says Djordje, It felt really good.

Victor who unfortunately suffered from a cold did not want to miss the team event. - I felt just fine afterwards said Victor.

Djordje Popovic, Benedict Neyses and Victor Grubii tried a quick swim at last year's championship, but decided this year that they wanted to participate in the team event and swim 25 meters. The rules say that there must be at least one woman and one man in each team and wood researcher Alice Wang was pleased to participate in the team.

– It is much easier to swim 25 meters in ice cold water than learning Swedish, says Alice Wang.