Just Starting Out In The Open Water

Just Starting Out In The Open Water

The anticipation of the race is over; the butteflies are gone; the worry is over.

You just started the race and so many sensations are bombarding your mind. The water is a bit cool and there is chaos around you. People to your left, people to your right. Your heart is beating fast and you’re a bit winded wondering when the pace is going to slow.

The start: it is the feeling of the challenge has just begun and you swim on.

Matteo Testa, Director of Bewater and organizer of the ProSwim Challenge in the Mediterranean Sea in Italy and Spain, provided photos of a marvelous new 3-race event in Italy, Spain and France.

Above is a photo of the field just starting out at the Swim the Island event, a course around the Marine Protected Area of Bergeggi of 3 different distances: 1700m, 3500m and 5000m.

Photo courtesy of www.finalebythomas.com.

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