February 11, 2014
Berlin, Germany
Swimmers with a rainbow umbrella attend the annual ice carnival of the winter swimming club Berliner Seehunde (Berlin Seals) at Oranke Lake (via Big Picture)

Berlin, Germany

Swimmers with a rainbow umbrella attend the annual ice carnival of the winter swimming club Berliner Seehunde (Berlin Seals) at Oranke Lake (via Big Picture)

February 1, 2014
Divnogorsk, Russia
Members of local winter swimming club Alexander Klyukin and Vladimir Korabelnikov warm up on the bank of the Yenisei River ahead of their weekly bathing session, in a temperature of around minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 Fahrenheit) (via Reuters)

Divnogorsk, Russia

Members of local winter swimming club Alexander Klyukin and Vladimir Korabelnikov warm up on the bank of the Yenisei River ahead of their weekly bathing session, in a temperature of around minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 Fahrenheit) (via Reuters)

January 31, 2014
Bucharest, Romania
The handrail normally used by swimmers is surrounded by the frozen waters of Titan Park lake (via Telegraph)

Bucharest, Romania

The handrail normally used by swimmers is surrounded by the frozen waters of Titan Park lake (via Telegraph)

January 4, 2014
Murmansk, Russia
Voykovskaya Zinaida is obviously made of hardy stuff as she takes a dip in a frozen lake in her bikini at Semenovskoe lake. Members of the world’s bravest swimming club take the plunge during outdoor temperatures of minus 10 degrees in an icy ritual thought to have health benefits. (via Guardian)

Murmansk, Russia

Voykovskaya Zinaida is obviously made of hardy stuff as she takes a dip in a frozen lake in her bikini at Semenovskoe lake. Members of the world’s bravest swimming club take the plunge during outdoor temperatures of minus 10 degrees in an icy ritual thought to have health benefits. (via Guardian)

January 2, 2014
Berlin, Germany
A man takes part in the annual New Year’s Day swim in Oranke Lake (via Telegraph)

Berlin, Germany

A man takes part in the annual New Year’s Day swim in Oranke Lake (via Telegraph)

December 31, 2013
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Members of the Krepysh family winter swimming club pour icy water onto each other on the banks of the Yenisei River, in air temperatures of minus 5 degrees Celcius (23 degrees Fahrenheit) (via Telegraph)

Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Members of the Krepysh family winter swimming club pour icy water onto each other on the banks of the Yenisei River, in air temperatures of minus 5 degrees Celcius (23 degrees Fahrenheit) (via Telegraph)

December 28, 2013
Prestwick, UK
Charity swimmer Sarah Green takes a dip in the sea with James Bond to raise money for childrens charity Clic Sargent (via Telegraph)

Prestwick, UK

Charity swimmer Sarah Green takes a dip in the sea with James Bond to raise money for childrens charity Clic Sargent (via Telegraph)

December 27, 2013
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK
A swimmer in fancy dress takes part in the annual Boxing Day dip on the beach (via Telegraph)

Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK

A swimmer in fancy dress takes part in the annual Boxing Day dip on the beach (via Telegraph)

December 27, 2013
London, UK
Members of the Serpentine Swimming Club take part in the annual Christmas Day swim in Hyde Park (via Guardian)

London, UK

Members of the Serpentine Swimming Club take part in the annual Christmas Day swim in Hyde Park (via Guardian)

December 27, 2013
Nice, France
A man dressed as Santa Claus walks on the beach in as part of a traditional Christmas winter sea swimming event (via Telegraph)

Nice, France

A man dressed as Santa Claus walks on the beach in as part of a traditional Christmas winter sea swimming event (via Telegraph)

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