Despite the fact that today it was slightly below freezing, I (along with another hundred DIS students) jumped into the harbor for a truly immersive viking experience. Surprisingly, I loved it. The water was definitely cold, but I would definitely do it again.
Many Danes are quick to mention all the health benefits to cold water swimming, and my 8 year old host sister swims several times a week, year round.
I’m proud that there were ten of us from our Kollegium, thanks to the encouragement from Emil and Mette, the SRAs.
Unfortunately, I didn’t make it into the photo of everyone jumping, because I had already plunged into the water, to insure that I wouldn’t chicken out.
After we all headed back to the kollegium for hot coco and American pancakes to warm up and hygge sig sammen. Given my experience today, I would definitely recommend at least one cold water swim if you’re ever in Copenhagen.