1st Open Tournament cities in Russia Winter Swimming, Tyumen 2012

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  • IronMikeIronMike BostonCharter Member
    Of course. After I move from Russia. And I've even been to Tyumen. Dammit.

    Just here troubling deaf heaven with my bootless cries...

  • IronMikeIronMike BostonCharter Member
    You have no idea how hard it was to try and swim an OW race in Russia. Every year, right outside Moscow (where the water isn't too polluted), they have an OW swim. I tried for two of the three summers I lived there. Never got anyone at the Russian Swimming Fed to answer any of my calls or emails (despite me being not too bad at Russian).

    I really see it as an "Epic Fail" (as my kids would call it) that I spent almost three years in Russia and all my OW races were outside that country.

    Just here troubling deaf heaven with my bootless cries...

  • IronMikeIronMike BostonCharter Member
    No, no, I had that winter swimming website. But for all these swims in Russia you have to get an invite/application from the Russian (Masters) swimming fed. I could never get any responses from any of them...even with the help of a native Russian lifeguard at the embassy.

    That's fine. The water in that country is so polluted, probably better I never swam there!

    Just here troubling deaf heaven with my bootless cries...

  • Water was quite good, but air temperature around -30C.
    Results from the website of local club
    http://akvaisport.ru/stati/protokolyi-i-otkryitogo-turnira-gorodov-rossii-tyumen-2012.html
  • owenswims93owenswims93 Fermoy, IrelandMember
    Ireland got two bronze medals, not a bad result! Full account of the Irish experience here...

    http://fermoyfish.com – Owen O'Keefe (Fermoy, Ireland)

  • IronMikeIronMike BostonCharter Member
    Owen, thanks for the link to your blog. I just finished my Irish 101 class, so when I learn a bit more in 201, I'll start reading your Irish blog posts. Go raibh maith agat!
    Slán,
    Mike

    Just here troubling deaf heaven with my bootless cries...

  • oxooxo Guest
    edited December 2012
    henri wrote:
    Water was quite good, but air temperature around -30C.
    Results from the website of local club
    http://akvaisport.ru/stati/protokolyi-i-otkryitogo-turnira-gorodov-rossii-tyumen-2012.html
    Thanks for posting the link. It's astonishing to see two swimmers were in for over an hour each, covering 2200m and 2250m.

    Video of the finish of the 2250 is 16:30 minutes into this clip:






    Video of the start and first minute of the 2250:






    And their award ceremony:






    All videos here: http://akvaisport.ru/videogalereya/




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  • owenswims93owenswims93 Fermoy, IrelandMember
    Good stuff, @IronMike! @loneswimmer has put in a request for supplementary lessons in the blog too!

    http://fermoyfish.com – Owen O'Keefe (Fermoy, Ireland)

  • bobswimsbobswims Santa Barbara CACharter Member
    I think spectators should not be allowed to wear coats (one cap and sunglasses allowed).
  • Wow incredible. My hands hurt thinking about it. Does it mention Henry's age?
  • Hello Gnome, Niek!
    I'm 39.
    Water felt the same as in the last year but air was some 25 degrees warmer!
  • Hello Henri,
    You're a hard man. Very well done.
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