Russian Swimmer Claims World Record For Longest Under-Ice Swim Yekaterina Nekrasova swam 279 feet beneath the ice of Lake Baikal in Siberia. She wasn't allowed to use a wet suit or flippers — just a regular bathing suit. It took her about a minute and a half.
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Russian Swimmer Claims World Record For Longest Under-Ice Swim

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Russian Swimmer Claims World Record For Longest Under-Ice Swim

Russian Swimmer Claims World Record For Longest Under-Ice Swim

Russian Swimmer Claims World Record For Longest Under-Ice Swim

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Yekaterina Nekrasova swam 279 feet beneath the ice of Lake Baikal in Siberia. She wasn't allowed to use a wet suit or flippers — just a regular bathing suit. It took her about a minute and a half.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. A Russian swimmer has reportedly broken the world record for longest under-ice swim. Her name is Yekaterina Nekrasova, and she swam 279 feet beneath the ice of Lake Baikal in Siberia. She wasn't allowed to use a wetsuit or flippers, just a regular bathing suit. It took her about a minute and a half. The water temperature was freezing, obviously; the air outside, negative seven. When she finished, instead of rushing out of the water, she just looked to the camera and waved. It's MORNING EDITION.

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