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Chilling out: Man swims under frozen lake in a speedo


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 3:04 PM - A 54-year-old freediver in the Czech Republic is taking the "polar bear plunge" concept to a whole other level -- by donning a speedo, cutting a hole into the ice on a frozen lake and going for a swim.

Petr Kapoun became internet famous this week when video and photos of his icy stunt when viral.

(RELATED: 'Bikini hiker' solo trek ends in tragedy)

Last month, Kapoun used a yellow string  to help guide him under a frozen lake. It's not clear what the temperature was on the day of the sucessfully-completed swim, but Lake Milada's average January temperature ranges between a high of 3°C and a low of -1°C.

Kapoun is a self-professed fitness addict. He credits his workout regimen and strict diet for enabling him to complete the swim.

Keep scrolling to see a photo gallery of the frigid plunge, but remember friends: Don't try this at home (or in a lake near your home).

PHOTOS: MAN TAKES A SWIM UNDER THE ICE IN A SPEEDO





VIDEO: WATCH COMMERICAL DIVER EMERGE THROUGH INTENSE SURFACE ICE





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