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    Posted September 28, 2013 by
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    Icelanders swimming in the cold North Atlantic Ocean

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     ander captured video of swimmers taking on the frigid Icelandic water. He says the water was only 6 degrees Celsius. 'The say that it is quite healthy to do this because it makes your body work harder since the water is cold,' he said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Today many people took part in swimming in the ocean in Reykjavik.
    It is to celebrate the art of swimming , and for people to swim more.
    Icelandic Coast Guard had two of its boats there to take part in the celebration.
    They evven had a swimming race , from the Coast Guard boat , to land .
    But they also just enjoyed swimming , and sang along as the swam in the cold sea.
    The outside temperature was at 6 on the celcius and the sea water temp, was 7 degrees on the celcius.
    After the swimming , the swimmers went to the hot water pool nearby ,to get some heat into their bodies, and to accept some medals for their part in this today .
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