The 6th Scandinavian Winter Swimming Championships, 5th stage of the IWSA World Cup set a new record, with 400 winter swimmers taking part in this amazing event.
Winter swimming in Sweden is growing and getting popular. And a new participant amount record for the 6th Scandinavian Winter Swimming Championships marked this statement as true.
A total of 400 winter swimmers, from 21 countries around the world took part in this event. Also, the amount of relay teams grew - almost 2 times more, as the regular team amount was around 20, this year 38 teams took on the relay swim. All of the participants were able to swim the following distances:
The youngest participant was Aleksandr Jakovlevs from Latvia, at 14 years old, who is the son of IWSA vice-president, Aleksandr Jakovlevs. The oldest participant was Dane Jan Johansen from Sweden, 77 years old.
You can find the results of the championships here.
We look forward for next years event and for the final event of season 2016/17, the 8th Pirita Open.