The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Great Big Story YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.
Iona Hägglund is a 73-year-old winter swimmer navigating Sweden’s frigid waters. Training up to three times a week, Iona swims the length of a frozen lake where temperatures are so low, water can turn to ice in mere seconds. Although a bike accident left her with a broken neck, nothing could keep Iona out of the water. Now, after months of training, she’s back in the game as a competitor in the Scandinavian Winter Swimming Championships.
This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world.
Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com
Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX
Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ
Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY
Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV
Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com