Read our magazine to learn how Natalia started preparing for swimming in cold water. And in the next issue, she will talk in detail about her participation in the X-WATERS Arctic 2018, her victory and new preparations for 1 kilometer in the Arctic Ocean (without a wetsuit!).
If a year ago I was told that I would swim in ice water, not run in and jump out, but swim, I would have said, «Guys! You…..! No!» Although I always swim at least a little in all the waters around the world, but only for the sake of a spectacular video!
You know, my first essential for all competitions, camps or trips is a hot-water bottle, and only then come swimwear, ropes, etc. At home, in my summer cottage, at my friend’s place where I go to pick mushrooms and even in my car — I’ve got an electric sheet. I’m always cold!
And now I go to winter swimming competitions. So far, my maximum for today is 200 meters freestyle. And yes, I’m still sleeping on an electric sheet! I do not believe my eyes when I watch videos from the swims! I am absolutely happy!
And, yes, I do not overcome myself, I just swim and burn myself with ice water! Exercise well, and swim!