Пятница, 23.03.2018, 12:54Приветствую Вас Гость
Регистрация | Вход
"Jelgavas Roņi" - клуб закаливания и плавания
Меню сайта
Follow jelgavasroni on TwitterJelgavas Roni

«  Август 2009  »
Форма входа
Главная » 2009 » Август » 18 » More than just swimming in fjords of Norway
More than just swimming in fjords of Norway
The 4th Sognefjord Swim Festival was hosted in Norway last weekend in one of the most majestic swimming pools in the world, the Sognefjord. The festival was a swimming success for participants, organisers and onlookers. This year's festival focused upon international friendship and clean water. Guest of honour was the world-class swimmer Martin Strel from Slovenia. Strel is an extreme swimmer known for his swims along the most polluted and dangerous rivers in the world, including the Yangtze, Mississippi and Amazon.

During the festival, Strel gave a presentation and answered questions about his swim along the Amazon. His film about his Amazon swim recently won the award for best documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary will be launched at the beginning of September in Britain.

During the festival, Strel also participated in the Sognefjord Challenge, a 3.7 km swim across the deepest fjord in the world. The swim starts from Borlaug in the municipality of Vik and ends at the headland of Nokkaneset by the Sognefjord Hotel in the municipality of Leikanger.

– There is only one problem with the water in this fjord, it is too clean! declared Strel with a grin having reached the finish at Nokkaneset.

Tough competition

British swimmer Lewis Gordon Pugh's record of being the fastest man to complete the swim wearing only swimming trunks, goggles and swimming cap from 2006 still stands. Lithuanian Nikolajus Bagdanavicius missed beating Pugh's record of 56 minutes and 39 seconds by a mere 16 seconds. Big River Man, Martin Strel, swam across the fjord at a leisurely pace in 1 hour and 16 minutes.

Second place in the non-wetsuit category was claimed by British amateur swimmer John Bancroft Clark, who made a strong crossing in an impressive 1 hour, 12 minutues and 8 seconds. The fastest female swimmer to cross the fjord was Britta Uhde from Germany who completed the swim in 1 hour, 20 minutes and 11 seconds.

The fastest wetsuit swimmer across was Norwegian Erik Sørensen from Larvik who completed the swim effortlessly in just 49 minutes and 42 seconds.

Conditions for the crossing were good for all the fjord swimmers. The Sogneford held an average water temperature of 17 degrees, and with very little wind and just a few rain showers, all 29 swimmers that set off from the south side of the fjord made it across the Sognefjord. The prize for the slowest swimmer was awarded to Peter Fjørtoft from Ålesund in Norway. He rang the finishing bell at Nokkaneset on the north side of the Sognefjord after 2 hours and 22 minutes.

More than just swimming

– It has been an extremely successful festival, smiled festival manager Sarah Jane Hails on the last day of the festival. Originally from England, Hails has developed the festival with local villagers over the past five years. She was herself the first woman to swim across the Sognefjord in 2004.

The Sognefjord Swim Festival lasts three days and brings together three fjord villages normally separated by the mighty fjord. This year's festival kicked off on Friday 7th August with the Kayak Challenge, a 6 km kayak race from the village of Hermansverk on the north side of the fjord to the hamlet of Feios on the south side. As a warm-up and introduction to the festival, locals and visitors were treated to talks by Big River Man Martin Strel and the President of the International Winter Swimming Association, Mariia Yjrö Koskinen. Activities such as bad-taste bathing brought a smile and loosened up the swimming shoulders to those gathered by the shores of the spectacular fjord.

The Sognefjord Swim Festival is a treat for families too. The last day of the festival, organised in Balestrand, proved to be a sunny and fun-filled swimmer's delight. More than 50 swimmers ranging from 8 to 72 years of age swam the Mini Challenge, a 400 metre swim across the fairytale like Esefjord in Balestrand. There was also a fjord blessing with local priest Audun Systad, relay races in front of the historic Kvikne's Hotel and social After Swim activities.

World Winter Swimming Championships in Sogn?

– It has been an exceptional festival amid breathtaking scenery, commented Mariia Yrjö-Koskinen, President of the International Winter Swimming Association, IWSA. She is on the hunt for the host of the World Winter Swimming Championships 2014, and she has her eye on Sogn in Norway. – This is a a perfect arena to gather more than one thousand cold water swimmers, she enthused. The next winter swimming world championships be held in Lake Bled, Slovenia in January 2010.

Best regards
Simone Stibbe

Press Officer

Просмотров: 40831 | Добавил: jelgavas-roni | Рейтинг: 5.0/1 |
Всего комментариев: 1051 2 3 ... 10 11 »
Comment puis-je faire firefox me demandera ce qu'il faut faire avec un fichier au lieu de télécharger automatiquement?

Is there a way you can have your own blog site instead of contributing to one already made.. I have no idea how a blog works? How do you pay for it? How do you start one? Please help! It would be much appreciated! Thank you!.


These speakers are equally at home with a number of various sources, from music to movies and will offer the clarity and sound definition that you might be searching for. One of your first accessory purchases will likely be an iPhone car charger. They include software packages like LucidLink or Elektron that runs on a local computer to turn it into a RADIUS authentication server, or hosted RADIUS like WSC Guard or WiTopia.net. If you wish to know more about wireless and other related matters, you can check out at eMobiNet! http://wiki.phpontrax.com/index.php?title=User:MaureenSma You can have a problem with your sound card or maybe your speakers were accidentally unplugged and you don't know it. By "doing", as you are learning you are more often to remember these various functions. It is a microchip on the Graphics Card. , , , , If you are a business user, you will surely love the mobility and convenience of using wireless network connection. Any breed can compete in an endurance ride. The various uses of speakers can differ and therefore the speakers too differ in their make and features. Actually, with the never Wireless speaker engineering is known as a joy to possess. This can prevent your PC from hackers and Spyware tools. http://wiki.edu-sud.org/mwiki/index.php?title=Intel_945_Motherboard_Driver_A_Must_for_your_Home_computer Viruses and Malicious Software: Find out how to Protect Your computer

Tas bija daži interesanti sīkumi šeit Jelgavas - roni.ucoz.lv Paldies par norīkošanu to . Vēlu jums veiksmi

Teicami sita ! Es gribētu, lai māceklis , kamēr jūs mainīt jūsu mājas lapā , kā es varu parakstīties uz blog mājas lapā? Konta palīdzēja manpieņemamu piedāvājumu. Man bijamazliet iepazīties ar šo jūsu raidījuma piedāvāja spilgti skaidra ideja sveicienus !

Mana sieva un es beidzās ar to ļoti priecīga , kad Pēteris izdevās darīt savu izmeklēšanu ar dārgmetālu ieteikumiem viņš ir darījis , izmantojot tīmekļa lapu . Tas ir tagad un atkal perplexing vienkārši tikt kas veic procedūras, ko daži citi varēja mēģināt pārdot. Tāpēc mums atklāt mums ir emuāra īpašnieks , lai novērtētu šo. Ilustrācijas jūs esat veikuši ,vienkārši vieta navigācijas , attiecības jums sniegt atbalstu instill veids - tas ir viss pārsteidzošs , un tas patiešām palīdz mūsu dēlu papildus mūsu ģimenē uzskata , ka ideja ir aizraujošs , kas ir īpaši piespiežot . Paldies par visu ! Vēlu jums veiksmi !

http://electroniccigarettesmix.com/#43461 menthol electronic cigarette - smokeless electronic cigarette

http://electroniccigarettesmix.com/#95189 ego electronic cigarette - smoker friendly electronic cigarette

http://electroniccigarettesmix.com/#26461 micro electronic cigarette - electronic cigarette refill liquid

1-10 11-20 21-30 ... 91-100 101-105
Имя *:
Email *:
Код *: