Lake Issyk Kul Swimming Federation doctor and observer, Olesya, sent me a batch of great photos* from the swim challenge held on 6 August 2017. Thought I’d do a post with them as many of them are perfect to show you how beautiful this lake and country are. Take a gander.
The inevitable wait for the boat
Beautiful morning on Issyk Kul
Here comes the boat!
Of course you have to warm up
Kayaker and crew meeting
Swimmers getting ready
It’s not an official federation crossing without the flag picture!
And of course the pre-swim prep
Can’t have a swim like this without a great crew!
Starting spot. Note the snow. (This is August, remember.) Didn’t I say this place is beautiful?!
The traditional arms up ready!
Look at that beautifully flat water.
Look at that view!
Miss that lake
Last guy coming in!
*All photos by the incomparable photographer Giovanni Casini.