Secrets of open water swimming


Interview with legendary Russian swimmer, two-time world champion in open water, - Evgeny Bezruchenko.

Would you please say a couple of words about the sport that you are representing? Is there anything specific about open water swimming?

Well you know open water swimming is essentially the same as swimming in a pool, only without the turning around. This is because it takes place in the sea or a lake or a river, or something like this. Usually the distances are greater than what we see in pools as well. There are a few cases where the maximum distance in a pool will be 1500 meters and in open water the minimum distance in 5km which about three times greater. For marathon swimming 1500 and 5km are not great distances.

Kazan, Guadalajara win 2015 and 2017 FINA World Championships


Kazan of Russia and Guadalajara of Mexico have been chosen as the venues for the 2015 and 2017 FINA Swimming World Championships respectively on Friday, Xinhua reported.

Julio C. Maglione, President of the world swimming governing body (FINA), opened two envelopes one by one to announce that Kazan and Guadalajara won the host rights of the two editions of the championships.

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