The Ties That Bind In A Small World

The Ties That Bind In A Small World

There are several hot spots of open water swimming around the world. From Melbourne and the Serpentine to Cape Town and Honolulu, these are wonderful oases where open water swimmers can find like-minded athletes and plenty of events.

Two hot spots: Faros, Croatia and Rosario, Argentina have surprising ties.

Faros, site of the long-running 16 km Faros Maratón has many human ties with the 15 km Maratón Acuática Internactional Ciudad de Rosario.

Human migration are the common bonds between the Croatian International Long Distance Swimming Championships and the long-running Argentine stage of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix in Rosario.

Germán Vaché is shown above handing the memorial book for the Faros Maratón that race director Janez Maroević provided to Drazen Juraga, the Croatian Consul in the city of Rosario.

Drazen enjoyed the book a lot. With the beautiful photography, he explained about the history of Faros and talked about how many people from this island in Croatia immigrated to Argentina many years ago and their descendants now live in the city of Rosario.”

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