Zadar Locals Invite Others for New Year Swim

Lauren Simmonds

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Think it’s a little too cold for a dip in the sea? Not everyone does! For the third year in a row, the Triathlon Club TNT from Zadar has organised its New Year’s swimming near Zadar’s internationally famous sea organ.

In case just the thought of submerging yourself in the otherwise warm waters of the Adriatic alone is making you shiver, maybe some apparent positive health benefits of winter swimming might swing you towards the idea of diving into the Adriatic to kick off 2019:

As Morski writes on the 1st of January, 2019, swimming in cold water reduces the amount of free radicals (an uncharged molecule which has an unpaired valency electron), and their role has been noted as very significant in the appearance of certain malignant diseases which plague the lives of many, including the tragic Alzheimer’s disease.

Evidence has also helped to show that swimming in cold water changes the ratio body’s of white blood cells which protect us from a range of potentially harmful, and at best extremely irritating infections.

Winter swimmers also have 40 to 50 percent less respiratory infections than those who don’t engage in swimming during the colder months.

Swimming in cold water is also an effective way of exercising the elasticity of blood vessels, and this has one major health benefit, as the vessels become more elastic, the less blood pressure problems there will be.

The Zadar-based team therefore invited all their fellow citizens and others visiting Zadar to dive into the blue Adriatic and join them in starting off the new year with a refreshing swim. They announced the place and time, on January the 1st, which was exactly at noon today.

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