Every morning in Dalian, small groups of middle- to old-aged residents of this seaside Chinese city congregate by the ocean for some swimming.
The water tends to be very cold, especially in the winter when there is snow on the beach.
The swimmers claim that the quick dips in the chilly waters are very healthful.
Some of them are as old as 90.
This article was originally published in CHENGDOO citylife Magazine, issue 15 ("amusement"). Text & photos by Nick Kozak, a Polish-Canadian photojournalism student in Dalian who has been documenting the aftermath of the Wenchuan earthquake.