Shelley Smiles, Swims To Europe

Shelley Smiles, Swims To Europe

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Shelley Taylor-Smith, former 7-time world champion, participated in the Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race (Samsung Boğaziçi Kıtalararası Yüzme Yarışı) today.

It was an amazing day for 28th edition ‪‎Samsung‬ ‪Bosphorous Cross Continental Swim‬. [I had] overwhelming feelings of gratitude, happiness and joy. The best part was bonding with the swimmers, creating friendships and, of course, swimming from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorous.

I am still buzzing from the swim. The water was so blue, the clarity outstanding, and my friends – the little jellies – came out to play with me today.

I personally believe this is the best open water swimming mass participation event in the world
.”

Results of the men’s race are here.

Results of the women’s race are here.

Copyright © 2016 by World Open Water Swimming Association