Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Epiphany at the Revolution Square becoming popular swimming spot

Epiphany at the Revolution Square in Sverdlovsk is becoming a popular swimming destination to people in the region.

For 15 years the waters were mostly used for baptism. Today, though the waters are still used by people joining the Orthodox traditions, a younger crowd is using the waters for more recreational purposes, Oblgazeta.ru reports.

Whether at night or during the day, swimmers are taking the plunge into the waters, many for the first time. The cold waters, according to Oblgazeta.ru, are proving to be invigorating for those who take a dip.

Though swimming among the youth is growing in popularity, the older townspeople mainly use the water for washing and for collecting in plastic bottles for drinking.