You Tube videos highlight innovative swimmers who refuse to let cold weather and snow get in the way of a good work out. Plunging temperatures and driving snow don't stop these brave athletes as they head outdoors in their Speedos, jammers and board shorts in hopes of catching some fresh powder.
In reality, it is physically impossible to swim in snow. Water needs to be in its liquid state for people to actually swim in it, but that did not stop these would-be snow swimmers from trying. The can-do attitude of a young man who “swims” freestyle in the backyard, the creative spirit of the swimmer performing a very believable butterfly right down the middle of his driveway, and the impressive flip turns attempted during the 2013 snow swimming championships in Finland can lift anyone’s spirits on a cold, winter day.