"You have to care about how your body feels. I can be in the water for a longer time, the cold is not a problem. I feel very good when I go in the water. I feel the cold, but kind of pleasant. Your body has to be used to the cold. When people come up (out of the water) too quickly, their body never gets used to being in the cold water. So they feel colder.
They don't give the body a chance to feel how it really is to be in the water."
Grethe Lauritsen, 75 years old, has been winter swimming for the past 21 years.
"A friend and I came here to the beach in summertime. She showed me and I found it very nice. So I came with her sometimes, and then I came here alone. This year she died of cancer. She is still here for me."
Birthe Lau, 80 years old, has been winter swimming for the past 8-9 years.
"Why go in the water?
It makes you feel your body. Sometimes it really feels cold, and you think "Why am I doing this?", but when you come up again, you know why. Because you can feel your body on another dimension. You can feel the prickles in the whole body, and you will feel that you are alive. In a good way."
Brian York, 52 years old, winter swimmer for the past 6 years.
"It's may be cold, but when you get up you feel pricking. You feel the blood. It can be very cold when you get out.
I am never sick. I have never been sick this year or last year. I love the sea, I love the trees, I love the nature here, I love the silence. Just sit and look at the sea. Meditation. Not think about anything else, just sit and enjoy, meditate."
Dorthe Andersen, 55 years old, has been a winter swimmer for 10 years.