Russian swimmer Ekaterina Nekrasova swam 85-metre (279 feet) beneath the ice of the world deepest Lake Baikal in Siberia, January 7, claiming a new world record for the longest under-ice swim, while wearing just a regular bathing suit.
The 40-year-old swimmer could be seen swimming the 85-meter distance under the ice without surfacing for 1.5 minutes in the 0-degree-Celsius waters.
On her social network page, Nekrasova expressed her feeling, calling her record a ‘Christmas miracle.’
The head of the winter swimming club Andrei Bugai showed the distance markers between two holes in the 25-centimetre-thick ice, where Nekrasova has claimed the record.
South African swimmer Amber Fillary had set the previous world record of 70 metres (230 feet) in Norway in 2020.