400 Swimmers Take Plunge Into River

Thursday, December 27th 2018, 9:40 am
By: News 9

Almost 400 swimmers launched themselves in cold waters of Prague's Moldau river for the Alfred Nikodem memorial race.

Wednesday's event was the 70th edition of the country's oldest winter swimming competition.

Competitors from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Argentina and Russia were cheered by dozens of spectators, as they plunged into waters of about 4 degrees Celcius (39.2 Fahrenheit.)