When you think the water is too cold for early morning masters
Posted Oct 16 2008 7:10am
Extreme swimmer Lewis Pugh set a new world record for the
most southerly long-distance swim, conquering the icy Antarctic waters
at 65 degrees south. The 1 km swim follows just months after a record
Arctic swim, making the British solicitor the first person to
accomplish such a feat in both the world's coldest seas.
only a swimsuit, cap and goggles, Pugh took less than 19 minutes to
complete the swim near Vernadsky, a scientific base on Antarctica, in
water of 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) and heavy snow.