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Category Archives: 2018 Season

2018 Russian Swims

October 21, 2017 | 2018 Season | Permalink

The 2018 calendar is starting to fill up in Russia for open water swims. Two of the organizations who run swims here, Champions Cup and Eurasia Swim Cup, have their schedules published. Unsure how many of these I’ll be doing as we leave in late summer and many of these are out of town. We’ll […]

Four new Issyk Kul swimmers (maybe five!)

August 9, 2017 | 2018 Season, Grand Plan, Swimming Anthropology | Permalink

(Edited 11 Aug to add water temperature data.) I got info and observer notes from the Issyk Kul Swim Challenge that happened on the 6th. The Lake Issyk Kul Swimming Federation now boasts six official crossers of the historical route, the one based on the Kyrgyz myth of Toru-Aigyr (Тору-Айгыр). The swimmers above, Denis Kochenkov, […]

Issyk Kul again?

April 29, 2017 | 2018 Season | Permalink

As the weather gets better, my brain starts thinking up swims that I’d like to do. Oh, to be independently wealthy. Anyway, I was recalling how much fun Issyk Kul was last year, and I began to wonder… …could I swim there and back? No, not from Russia. I mean, the route I took last […]