Tag: Pirita Open

Tallinn Emerges From The Cold

Courtesy of Nuala Moore. Like Ireland’s Sandycove among Channel swimmers, like Cape Town for pioneer swimmers, Tallinn, like Perth for competitive ocean swimmers, Estonia has developed into an epicenter of a niche in the open water swimming world. The Prita River is the venue where many accomplished cold water swimmers emerge. The 6th Pirita Open

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Fast Frentic Freezing Freestyle

Photography and reporting courtesy of Nuala Moore of Ireland. Elina Makinen led off a blazing fast 4 x 25m freestyle relay with the Viimsi Veeklubi relay at the recent Pirita Open, 2015 Estonian Winter Swimming Championships. Makinen, Henri Kaarma, Bruno Nopponen and Andres Olvik finished in 54.19 seconds over second-place Ujumise Spordiklubi in 54.50

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Positively Polar … The Pirita Open

We watch the ice swimmers of all ages and athletic background, but we still do not know how they do it. But they do in increasing numbers. The Pirita Open is a ice swimming festival held in the Pirita river in Tallinn, Estonia. With air temperatures and water temperatures down below freezing, the timing is perfect. "The weather forecast is quite

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