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WILD SWIMMING IN SLOVENIA WITH THE MAN WHO CONQUERED THE WORLD’S DEADLIEST RIVER

It is not too much to say that Martin Strel is the strongest man I have ever met. And when I say strong I don’t mean in the muscular, Hercules-esque sense of the word; I mean strong as in indestructible.

The 63-year-old Slovenian might be a little rotund of frame but he’s also one of the most elite endurance athletes in the world. This unlikely hero is the greatest marathon swimmer to have lived, holding successive Guinness World Records and claiming the accolade of being the only man to have swum five of the greatest rivers on the planet: the Yangtze, Paraná, Mississippi, Danube and Amazon. 

Grandmother Jenny makes a splash with gold at Slovenia swim gala

IN MORE than 30 years of competitive swimming, an octogenarian grandmother from the Isle of Wight continues to defy all the stereotypes of old age by becoming a European swimming champion.

LEN Open Water Cup – Leg 6, Bled – Kristof Rasovszky: the Shark from Lake Balaton

Hungary’s Kristof Rasovszky keeps on rolling: after claiming two golds and a silver at the European Championships in Glasgow, he finished his LEN Open Water Cup campaign with back-to-back wins.

THE EUROPEAN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018 OPEN WATER SWIMMING

Date: 
Saturday, 8 September, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, 9 September, 2018 (All day)

8 September 2018 for 3 km.
9 September 2018 for 5 km.

START OF COMPETITION 
Each day at 10:00.
There will be 15 minutes between waves on 3 km and 20 minutes between waves on 5 km distance.
The OW Swimming event and wetsuits use will be staged under FINA Open Water Regulations and By-Laws.

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