December 26, 2016 - 70 anniversary of Alfred Nikodem´s memorial - cold water river swimming in Prague


December 26, the day of Saint Stephen, the first martyr Christianity is in our capital - in Prague - dedicated also to swimming of hardy people. It´s been called as Memorial of Alfred Nikodém and every year there are dozens of this stubborn hardy folks to see at the Vltava river bank under National Theatre. Today at 70th year of this activity came to test cold December water in Vltava river 400 participants. This year the temperature of the river was 4° (39,2 F).

Alfred Nikodem (1864 - 1949) was Prague goldsmith and pioneer of cold water winter swimming under open air.