Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

One of the most remarkable ice swimmers in the world is Jackie Cobell. Gritty and determined, personable and extroverted, the warm-hearted English channel swimmer has all the tools necessary to handle cold water for long distances.

Even when I was a child, I enjoyed being in cold water. It was just something that I did and I enjoyed. Now I have made friends all over the world who like doing the same thing. It’s wonderful.”

Photo courtesy of Ram Barkai shows Jackie Cobell with her husband at the 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference on the Isle of Bute in Scotland.

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