Karol Stollmann sent me this writeup about his color portraits of a group of very cold lake water swimmers called “icebreakers”:
A member of an informal athletic group Icebreakers from Kosice, Eastern Slovakia, EU, posing after his immersion in icy lake water, their regular training cold bath, December 2016.
Staged portraits show best the line of cold water everyone was immersed. From the old time known effect of cold water is based mostly on blood circulation improvement, positively affecting many diseases of contemporary civilization. In addition to improving the athletes health, swimming in icy water also provides a flood of endorphins, the hormones of happiness.
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