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

edited December 2012 in Event Announcements
A few of our forum members seems to participate in this event.
The distances range from

December 15
- Swimming at a distance of 25 m freestyle (women, men under 20, men over 60 years old);
- Swimming at a distance of 25 m breaststroke (women, men under 20, men over 60 years old);
- Swimming the 50m freestyle (men);
- Swimming the 50m breaststroke (men);
- Relay 4x25 (three men of different age groups, one female).
December 16
- Swimming at 150, 300 and 500-meter freestyle (women);
- Swimming at a distance of 300, 500, 800, and 1000 meter freestyle (men);
- Super marathon distance of over 1000 meters.

translated info: http://openwaterswimming.eu/node/8236

Hope they will report afterwards.

edit: more info: http://openwaterswimming.eu/node/3386
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Comments

  • Of course. After I move from Russia. And I've even been to Tyumen. Dammit.
  • edited December 2013
    And who are you on the list? :))
    Yrjö-Koskinen Maria (Finland), President of the International Association of winter swimming;
    Ram Barkai (Ram Barkai, South Africa), founder of the International Ice Swimming Association , a living legend and champion marathon swim in the icy water;
    Scott Lautmana (Scott Lautman, USA) veteran American swimming, marathon swimmer at age 51, won the Strait of Gibraltar (3 September 2003), one of the best swimmers in the marathon "Swim Across America" ​​;
    Cristian Vergara (Cristian Vergara, Chile) Chilean marathon swimmer, who was one of the first to make a two-way crossing of the Beagle Channel in 2010, the head of the Chilean winter swimming club;
    Jackie Cobell (Jackie Cobell, UK) enslaver conqueror of the English Channel, the Club "Half Century Club" and "24-hour Club" ;
    Alexander Yakovlev (Latvia), head of the Latvian winter swimming club "Jelgavas Roni";
    Henrri Kaarma and Thomas Huggy (Estonia) heads the Estonian winter swimming club;
    Kieron Palframana (Kieron Palframan, South Africa) of the participant unprecedented "ice" marathon ""Patagonia Extreme Cold Water Challenge"" in 2011;
    Ryan Stremruda (Ryan Stramrood, South Africa), the conqueror of the English Channel and the participant "Patagonia Extreme Cold Water Challenge" in 2011;
    Nualy Moore (Nuala Moore, Ireland) enslaver conqueror of the English Channel in 2008, and participating teams marathon swimmers of 6, who in 2006 sailed around Ireland relay race (830 miles in 56 days) - Round Ireland Swim;
    Anna Maria Ward (Anne Marie Ward, Ireland) member "Round Ireland Swim" .

    Admin Edit: Niek asked me to change the struck-out word above as it is locked due to age. It was caused by a Google translate error as English is not his native language and no offence was intended to anyone.
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  • 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.
  • edited December 2012
    You obvious didn't consult the right website(s) ;) Winterswimming in Russia
    And I got an OW contact in Zaporozhye, Ukraine if you're interested.
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  • 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!
  • 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
  • Set the record for distance swim dare 8 athletes, but many of them were not able to overcome the mark of more than 1000 meters. The head of the International Association of winter swimming marathon Ram Barkai, whose name has got into the Guinness book, after he made the longest swim south, planned to set a new record, but this time he did not.

    Title record-length swim with Tyumentsev competed Alexander Brylin from Blagoveshchensk - Russian captain of a winter swimming. In Tyumen hole he surpassed his previous record of 500 meters. Its result - 2,200 meters in cold water.

    The temperature on race day was minus 28 degrees, but the cold did not stop Tyumentsev and visitors. More than 150 people from different cities of Russia and abroad have plunged into the hole in the flooded pit (lake League).

    source: http://akvaisport.ru

    Ram what happened? Too cold? :)
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  • Ireland got two bronze medals, not a bad result! Full account of the Irish experience here...
    http://fermoyfish.com – Owen O'Keefe (Fermoy, Ireland)
  • 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
  • oxooxo
    edited December 2012
    henri said:

    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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  • Good stuff, @IronMike! @loneswimmer has put in a request for supplementary lessons in the blog too!
    http://fermoyfish.com – Owen O'Keefe (Fermoy, Ireland)
  • I think spectators should not be allowed to wear coats (one cap and sunglasses allowed).
  • edited December 2013
    http://www.marathonswimmers.org/forum/discussion/321/1st-open-tournament-cities-in-russia-winter-swimming-tyumen-2012#Item_3

    Jackie Cobell (Jackie Cobell, UK) enslaver conqueror of the English Channel, the Club "Half Century Club" and "24-hour Club" and Nualy Moore (Nuala Moore, Ireland) enslaver conqueror of the English Channel in 2008

    I apologise to both ladies for the crappy Google translation. enslaver isn't such a nice word for this activity.
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  • edited December 2013

    http://openwaterswimmer.blogspot.nl 15 December 2013, Tyumen.
    Last year, Russian Andrei Sychev set a world record - 2250m. This year, Henry Kaarma (Henri Kaarma) from Estonia set a new world record after swimming 2,400 meters in 41 minutes 57 seconds at a temperature of 0,8 ° C water ! Henry surprised everyone - swim was stopped by the referee's whistle, although Estonian signaled that can swim more!

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  • Wow incredible. My hands hurt thinking about it. Does it mention Henry's age?
  • Can't find his age anywhere.

    For the record the old record was done in 0,3 ° C.
    Wonder if the 'warm water' helped Henri break the record? :)
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  • 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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