Relay Swimmers Wanted For 2012 Bering Strait Crossing

Relay Swimmers Wanted For 2012 Bering Strait Crossing

The First Intercontinental Swimming Relay from Eurasia to America across the Bering Strait is a 30-member 86K relay swim in July and August 2012. The Inter-regional Public Fund “100 years of the Submarine Fleet”, the Committee for Sport and Tourism of the Chukchi Autonomous Area, the Regional Public Organization in the Krasnoyarsky territory “Winter Swimming and Conditioning to Cold are the Guarantee of Health” and the Amur Regional Public Organization “AQUAICE-sport Federation” are the event organizers.

30 swimmers from Russia, China, Great Britain, USA, Latvia, Canada, South Africa and elsewhere are welcome to participate in this exciting event. It will be a non-wetsuit swim where no artificial aids are allowed. The major goals of the selected swimmers include the following:

1. To propagate cold water swimming and winter swimming as an essential aspect of the healthy lifestyle
2. To develop Russian-American cooperation and international friendship
3. To conduct scientific research in order to examine the influence of the hyperthermia on the human body under the conditions of the non-stop swimming relay in the Bering Strait

Also the event will also commemorate the Russian navigators and pioneers Vitus Bering and Semyon Dezhnev who discovered the Bering Strait, and the American and Russian pilots who supplied airplanes under the Lend Lease Act during the World War II.

The Organization Committee of the First Intercontinental Swimming Relay from Eurasia to America across the Bering Strait invites all the swimming clubs and individual swimmers, profit and non-profit organizations to participate in this challenging and exceptional project.

For more information, contact Alexander Brylin, Head of the Organization Committee, President of the AQUICE-sport Federation, at the following address: flat 75, 147, Pionerskaya street, Blagoveschensk city, the Amur region, Russia, 675000
Tel/fax 8 (4162) 332-113, mob. 8914-559-0926, 8962-284-9040
www.icebering.com, e-mail:[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

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