Tag: Vojislav Mijić

The Man Who Swims Better Than He Walks

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Marathon swimmer. Race director. Promoter. Official. Administrator. Vojislav Mijić of Serbia has done it all and will be inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Swimmer at the 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Scotland on the Isle of Bute at the Mount Stuart

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Swimmers, Take Your Mark

The contrast at the start of open water swims is always a joy to observe. Some athletes are focused and concentrating on getting out strong and fast around the first buoy. They are usually quiet, reserved, and staring out ahead, scanning the race course. Others, in contrast, are talking with other athletes, oblivious to the instructions of the referee or

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Swimming To The Finish

It is always a joy to swim into the finish of an open water swimming competition. Especially when the crowds are cheering and the shoreline is packed with many spectators waiting in anticipation. Winners are celebrated, but so are the rest of the field that follows behind. Like the boisterous crowds that gather at the finish of the annual Plivački

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When Ice Swims Were Frozen In Time

Although the Epiphany Swimming for the Holy Cross of Honour started in the 1920's between the first and second World Wars, warfare and political circumstances led to its postponement for several decades. The years of war stopped its organization in Serbia. Then after winning the battle against Fascism, the former Communist regime of President Josip Broz

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Knight Of The Holy Cross Šabac Serbia

In Serbia, there is an old church tradition on January 19th of each year. Vojislav Mijic, the long-time race director of the Jarak-Šabac Marathon Swim, has organized this event for the past 10 years, together with the support of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. "I organize this manifestation of Swimming for the Holy Cross of Honor - also known as

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FINA Pro Race In Serbia Cancelled

The FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix race in Serbia was cancelled for 2013. "Plivački maraton Jarak-Šabac is the pride of Šabac and Serbia, but the costs of the marathon organization has exceeded our abilities to host the FINA race. We hope that next year, the situation will be much better," explained long-time race director Vojislav Mijic. "After 43

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