Today I closed the open water season with a 6 km Malta swim in the open sea. And just a year ago I did not know how to swim the crawl.
This wonderful, full of events and travels year has seen so much!
Except for the first two months, when I was just learning at school and did not really swim: ⠀
- I swam 330 kilometers.
- This is 107 swims / workouts, out of which 9 swims were open water.
- I received a precious sub20 badge, because I swim a kilometer faster than 20 minutes.
- I swam 1,500 meters in the pool faster than 30 minutes.
- I received two awards for the third place in my age group (wow)
- I worked on my technique, made kilometers in the pool, and here everything is still ahead.
Salt, fresh water, storm, jellyfish, waves, fair current, cross current, cold water, warm sea - everything happened this year. I never gave up.
Today was the longest swim - 2:39:52
Salt water, waves. The longest distance - 6 km. The probability of a jellyfish invasion is very high! But - stunningly beautiful water area in the Mediterranean Sea. We swam from the island of Gozo, where Ulysses spent seven years in the company of the nymph Calypso, passed the island of Comino, where they filmed Troy, to Malta. I swam close to the shore of the island of Comino, looked at the fish, the underwater world, I even saw divers. All this time, I was whipped up by waves (well, what did I do wrong to them?) But it was the most pleasant water, warm, the sun and ... waves stopping at my face. Waves waves waves. In my nose, in my mouth, everywhere. Waves. High. Rolling. How tired I was of fighting them...
The result of the swim is the third place in my age group. I really wanted to get it, but I went to the finish line along the wrong trajectory, I couldn't see anyone in front or behind, so I thought (as usual) that I was swimming the very last. I ran ashore. That's it, I did it again.
And here is the important thing - without one person this achievement would never happen. While he writes poetry to me, makes musical sets, I give him what I can - I climb for the third place in my age category