Courtesy of WOWSA, San Rafael Glacier, Chile.

In the Northern Patagonian Ice Field in southern Chile lies the San Rafael Glacier where Bárbara Hernández Huerta has trained for her cold water adventures.

It is no wonder that the 34-year-old swimmer known as Sirena de Hielo, had no problem representing her country well at the 2019 International Ice Swimming Association 3rd World Championship and 1st Ice Swimming Arctic Cup this past week in Murmansk, Russia.

She was in and out of the 0.2°C water in Semenovskoe Lake over a 3-day period where she finished 13th in the Ice Kilometer, 2nd in the 500m freestyle, 19th in the 50m freestyle, 17th in the 50m breaststroke, 13th in the 100m breaststroke, and 16th in the 50m butterfly.

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