Tag: Black Sea

Another Pioneering Success: 221 km Swim To Victory 2021

The Black Sea Landing of Victory relay (or the Swim to Victory 2021) was a 221 km relay across the Black Sea in Crimea ending in Sevastopol, dedicated to the 76th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War and the 77th anniversary of the liberation of from Nazi invaders, organized by the Interregional Association for Cold Swimming (Russia) and the International Ice Swimming Association that was completed by four teams of 40 swimmers who came from Russia, Armenia, Belarus and Azerbaijan in May 2021.

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Meeting People Along The Shore

Meeting People Along The Shore Courtesy of Lewis Pugh, Arabian Sea. Photos courtesy of Kelvin Trautman. Back in August 1994, Lewis Pugh swam 7 marathon swims to encourage governments to establish Marine Protected Areas. Pugh's campaign was called Seven Swims In The Seven Seas For 1 Reason: * 10 km in the Mediterranean Sea in Monte Carlo, Monaco in 3

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A Rich Concept: The Ancient Seven Seas

A Rich Concept: The Ancient Seven Seas Courtesy of David Rich and Lewis Pugh, Olympic Club, San Francisco, California. What started as a one-on-one dinner conversation at the WOWSA Open Water Summit at the Olympic Club in San Francisco last year gradually perculated and formulated its way to a new marathon swimming challenge called The Ancient Seven

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Swimming In The Seas

Lewis Pugh of the UK describes his Seven Swims in the Seven Seas for 1 Reason: Mediterranean Sea, Adriatic Sea, Aegean Sea, Black Sea, Red Sea, and North Sea highlighting the need to create Marine Protected Areas Nejib Belhedi of Tunisia - who started clean shaven in Sfax, Tunisia - swam 76 hours 30 minutes straight along the coast of Tunisia to Djerba

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Ice in His Veins – Albert Sobirov

Courtesy of Mo O'Reilly from Murmansk, Russia. Top photos courtesy of Ella Antibetova of Murmansk; lower photo courtesy of Nuala Moore. Albert Sobirov, the Russian who came in a surprising second to Christof Wandratsch of Germany and upset Henri Kaarma of Estonia at the World Ice Swimming Championships in Murmansk, is a humble guy from Siberia who swam his

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Marine Life Nowhere To Be Seen

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Lewis Pugh does things we never even dream of doing. The Hall of Famer swims in the cold, not only in Cape Town where he resides, but also in frozen fjords and high upon Mount Everest. He does majestic pioneering swims in the North and South Poles and generates global awareness for causes ranging from

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