PHOTOS Winter swimming event held in freezing conditions in NE China

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Winter swimming event held in freezing conditions in NE China

CGTN

08:33, January 06, 2019

The 19th International Winter Swimming Game opened in Harbin City, northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province on Saturday. /VCG Photo

The two-day event is attracting hundreds of swimmers from China, Russia, Belarus and the U.S. among other countries. /VCG Photo

Swimmers have to compete in an extremely cold pool in the Songhua River. Temperatures in the city are ranging from -21 to -11°C. /VCG Photo

The swimming pool is 25m long, 15m wide and 4m deep. Participants were divided into 16 groups according to gender and age. /VCG Photo

The Winter Swimming Game is an important section of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, which also kicked off on the same day. /VCG Photo

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