Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Young swimmers were just as tough as their older counterparts at the Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships in Burghausen, Germany yesterday in the showcase 1000m event held in 2-3°C water conditions and minus air temperatures.

Julia Wittig came into the world championship ice swimming event as the pre-race favorite and did not disappoint the raucous crowd in her hometown of Burghausen.

Victoria Mori of Argentina and Conor Turner of Ireland were the fastest of the young guns, both placing in the Top 3 in the overall standings.

They had the look of champions and skilled veterans of the ice – very similar to their more senior competitors.

Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships Resuls

1000m Results of Women 18-24 Years
1. Victoria Mori (Argentina) 14:13.10
2. Elina Makïnen (Finland) 14:34.31
3. Renata Novakova (Czech Republic) 15:10.25
4. Olive Conroy (Ireland) 16:02.27
5. Lotta Makinen (Finland) 17:26.46
6. Yasmine Pliessnig (Austria) 18:35.27

1000m Results of Men 18-24 Years
1. Conor Turner (Ireland) 12:42.98
2. Fergil Hesterman (Netherlands) 13:08.10
3. Tobias Wydierek (Germany) 13:48.30
4. Simon Franke (Germany) 15:24.06
5. Jack Boyle (Ireland) 15:57.88

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