Andrei Sychev

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Andrei Sychev is a blacksmith, author of a series of books on Russian blacksmiths, and a renowned ice swimmer from Tyumen, Russia who swam a record distance of 2250m in 1 hour 6 minutes 15 seconds at the 2012 Russian Winter Swimming Championships that were held in Tyumen (Russian: Тюме́н), the largest city and the administrative center of Tyumen Oblast, Russia, located on the Tura River 1,700 kilometers (1,100 mi) east of Moscow. He also won the 2011 Russian Winter Swimming Championships when he swam 56 minutes to cover 2.1 km in the icy water of Tyumen.

Endurance Swim

The Russian Winter Swimming Championships endurance race was conducted on 16 December 2012 in a water temperature of 0.3°C and air temperatures between - 30°C and -33°C. The top finishers were as follows:

1. Andrei Sychev (Tyumen, Russia) swam 2250m in 1:06:15
2. Alexander Brylin (Blagoveshchensk, Russia) swam 2200m in 1:01:43
3. Henry Kaarma (Estonia) swam 1650m in 25:25
4. Nikolai Glushkov (Novosibirsk, Russia) swam 1050m in 21:18

Natalie Gray of Moscow, Russia won the women's endurance race by swimming 1050m total.

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