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Splashing in the icy Pacific as if it was Thailand - but it’s a great ‘cure for cellulite’

By The Siberian Times reporter
21 March 2018

Ice swimmers from team 'Morozhenki' (Ice-creams) in Vladivostok enjoy their own cold war, and insist it is healthy.

 ‘We are a kind of historically hardened nation in all directions.’ Picture: @first_devchina

Russians have a thing about ice swimmings and no more so than here in the chilly waters of the Sea of Japan on the country’s Pacific coastline. 

Officially it’s spring, but as the pictures show spring has not yet sprung. 

One swimmer Natalya Petrova said: ‘We are a kind of historically hardened nation in all directions.’

She is convinced there is method in what - at least some people - see as their madness. 

Swimming in the salty ice slush helps improve looks and health, she says. 

Glamorous cold swimmers


Glamorous cold swimmers


Glamorous cold swimmers


Glamorous cold swimmers


Glamorous cold swimmers


Glamorous cold swimmers

Swimming in the salty ice slush helps improve looks and health. Pictures: @888naty, @first_devchina, @lady_v_inst

'Immediately after leaving the water, the blood begins to run quickly through the capillaries to heat the body. 

‘Winter swimming (isn’t it supposed to be spring?) is a good prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

‘And for the girls it also helps to get rid of cellulite, and to maintain the elasticity of the skin - such a cryotherapy.’

The Ice-creams have won admiration from locals for their cold bathing.

‘I was cheered up, the mood improves after watching such a video!  Well done, sea cats! Do not cease to amaze and please us!’ - said one. 

‘I can’t even do this in summer,’ said another. 

‘I feel cold watching this video’.

Comments (5)

Really "cool" people - great to get the best out of all situations. Nice , pretty picture of the people and the beach. I feel like going there!
William McLean, copenhagen
24/03/2018 20:02
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They UGLY
Al Jeffery, Syria
23/03/2018 17:29
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Rather sad what people will do to garner attention. Vanity and self-aggrandizement is not something to celebrate.
Me, Planet Earth
23/03/2018 11:15
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What beauty & what bravery. If anything was to encourage me to do that it would be those girls...once they promised to stay with me & save me from drowning. I think with one of them being "Superwoman" I'd be in good hands.
Jaker, Dundalk
23/03/2018 10:03
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Very pretty women.
Andres Suarez, Mexico
23/03/2018 09:20
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