The Two Going To The Five

The Two Going To The Five

Brian Ryckeman and Trent Grimsey, two of the fastest open water swimmers in the world, will head towards The Clean Half and The Five events in Hong Kong in October to share their expertise and passion for the sport.

The professional marathon swimming duo who have long raced against each other from Asia to Europe will be giving a number of clinics and talks in Hong Kong.

Their schedule is as follows:

On October 9th, Ryckeman will be giving a clinic and talk.
On October 10th, Ryckeman and Grimsey will be giving a presentation at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.
On October 14th, October 15th, and October 17th, Grimsey will given a series of ocean swimming clinics on Repulse Bay Beach.
On October 16th, Grimsey will give a presentation at the Royal Geographic Society.

Registration for these events are here.

Grimsey will participate in both The Five and The Clean Half, while Ryckeman will participate in The Clean Half. The Five is a new professional open water swim in Hong Kong offering HK$20,000 in total prize money and a complementary race to the Clean Half, a 15 km extreme winter marathon swim in Hong Kong Island.

The first male and female finishers of The Five each receive HK$6,000 each; second place finishers receive HK$3,000; and third place finishers each receive HK$1,000. The Five, organized by Doug Woodring, Open Water Asia, and the Ocean Recovery Alliance, is held on October 20th.

Upper photo shows Brian Ryckeman rounding a turn buoy at a 15 km FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix event in Cozumel, Mexico. Lower photo shows Trent Grimsey competing at the RCP Tiburon Mile in San Francisco Bay, California.

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