Arctic Swim 2017: I swam 1640 m out of roughly 2000 m to finish the race. Teriberka bay has regular tides. The tide height difference is about 2.5 m. The tides cause regular currents with the average speed up to 1-2 knots (1.8 - 3.6 km/h), up to 3.5-4 knots near the points. The high tide on the race date was at 10:50. In order to distribute the limited number of rescue boats among the swimmers the organisers split the swimmers on two heats. The first heat started at 10:00 with the flood current. My heat was brought to the start point at 10:15. Barefoot, with only a jacket on, after 15 minutes outside (+12C) feeding mosquitoes, we learned that they will give a start when, at least, 5 boats will come back. So we returned to the bus.
We entered the water at 11:13, they gave a start after 2 minutes "for acclimatisation" - maybe ok for those who swam in the wetsuits, but surely a waste of the body heat for the three of us who swam bare skin. As I can see on my swimming track, I s...
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