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Cold water dipping can be exhilarating and life changing

This group of swimmers bared the cold in the waters of Mount Desert Island, Maine. (Courtesy of Gin Majka)
This group of swimmers bared the cold in the waters of Mount Desert Island, Maine. (Courtesy of Gin Majka)

A group of women in Maine don’t let the cold of winter get them down. They plunge into the cold water together each winter on a regular basis for an invigorating few minutes.

Justine Paradis of New Hampshire Public Radio’s podcast “Outside/In” spoke with them to find out why.

This story comes from “Outside/In” episode “Cold t*ts, warm hearts: The cold water dippers of Maine

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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