Saturday, 7 February 2009

Icy swimming


This sport, presented in the pictures above, is something that I could propably never do. I went to watch the Finnish Championships of winter swimming. There were surprisingly many enthusiasts taking part in the competition. I think the common nominators for these swimmers are Finnish willpower and good sense of humor. Despite the freezing water, the atmosphere was very cheerful, the contestants had a sip of cognac to warm up after their performance.

Tässä on sellainen laji jota en kyllä varmasti uskaltautuisi ikinä harrastamaan. Kävin tänään nimittäin katsomassa avantouinnin SM-kisoja. Lajilla on yllättävän paljon harrastajia, kisassakin oli mukana yli 1000 uimaria. Vaadittavista ominaisuuksista tärkeimmät lienevät perisuomalainen sisu ja hyvä huumorintaju. Hyisestä vedestä huolimatta kisan tunnelma oli erittäin iloinen, lämmikkeeksi kisaajat nappasivat tujauksen konjakkia.

4 comments:

Simone said...

Yes. Today I have read about this event around the Internet and I was amazed. I ended up to spent one hour, looking at pictures. This picture in your blog is my favorite one. Thanks.

-mari- said...

That's so nice to hear. I'm glad you like my picture:)

Pia K said...

Kuvasi onkin hieno - ja ihmiset käsittämättömiä :) Tervetuloa hakemaan tunnustus blogistani.

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