An American In Finland

An American In Finland

American marathon swimmer Darren Miller talks about his winter swimming in Finland here.

It all happened so fast, I just remember pushing off (we were not allowed to streamline, so it was a quick get up and go) and began swimming as hard as I could. Again, I didn’t seem to notice the pain, however I remember feeling a little uncoordinated with my stroke due to the fact I couldn’t really feel my arms due to the cold! I slammed the wall pad at the other end, and quickly exited the pool. I shook hands with the Russian, Argentinian and Polish swimmers, and was asked to have a few photographs taken, and then was interviewed for the local paper along with Matias from Argentina. We made the entire back page of today’s paper…read more here…”

In Finnish, read here.