Mothers & children swim in ice-cold Lake Baikal

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Mothers and their children plunged into the icy waters of Lake Baikal, near Listvyanka, Irkutsk Region. The women are devoted members of the Pribaikalsky (walrus) club, who make a hobby out of swimming in ice-cold temperatures during the winter. The children, aged between 10 and 14, swam with their parents before having a warm bath. It is believed that the exercise makes them healthier and stronger. They claim that they almost never get ill.