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.
вЂ“ There is only one problem with the water in this fjord, it is too clean! declared Strel with a grin having reached
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