🏝 SWIM MALDIVES 🏝 Final video from the amazing @swim.maldives up. Everything was a success and a sequel is planned. We met locals, the private sector and island presidents all along the course and spread the message of swimming. Island kids and women had swim lessons and ocean awareness lessons. I had great personal talks with three ministers and one excellent environmental expert. The National reach of the event has been unmatched. Now we look forward to step two. 🧩 Who wants to contribute to this project?
🇲🇰 THE PIONEER 🇲🇰 Yesterday Evgenij Pop Acev became the first swimmer and probably the first athlete to represent NORTH MACEDONIA on the international scene when he swam the Fina 10K World Cup in Qatar. February 12th the Macedonian government activated the name North Macedonia to replace FYR Macedonia and four days later Evgenij swam the FINA World Cup. Born in Yugoslavia Pop Acev was coached by his father to become one of the best ultra marathon swimmers in the world. A bit like the old Balkan car Yugo, Evgenij is not fast as The Flash, but he can go on for ever. He was the winner of 2016 Capri-Napoli 32K Grand Prix, the 2015 Lake Ohrid 30K Grand Prix and the 2015 World Champion after winning the ultra marathon World Cup.
🌴WORLD CUP TIME 🌴 Sweden Open Water represented by @elliotsodemann and @kristiankron are ready for the first performance of 2019. The World Cup in Qatar holds a field of 84 competent swimmers. The conditions in today’s warmup was high waves and 20C in the water. Among the world class swimmers to challenge we find @firstname.lastname@example.org and the photographer of the team photo @kristofrasovszky. On Fina TV (YouTube) Saturday 11AM CET.
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🌴 LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING 🌴
How do you express your Love? Everyone has a load of beauty in their hearts. Way too often it is hard to channel those beautiful feelings into actions. Any recommendations or reflections for any relations are welcome in comments. Valentine’s Day or not... 📸 @azkiee on @swim.maldives
🌅 SUNSET SWIM IN MALE 🌅
Happy to work with my favorite girls in @mvlifeguards again. We performed some great catch, turned on the speed and practiced some open water toughness. Male swim track is built with floating plastic devices. Great way to use the warm water for the main clubs. Male Lifeguards and @newlagoonswimming Next step would be a concrete saltwater pool with firm blocks and lines on the bottom.
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🇲🇻 DAY 6: @swim.maldives 🇲🇻 * Fathalaama is the name of the Maldivian learn-to-swim and water safety program. We have assisted 35-50+ children and women per stop. * The beautiful resort @amillafushi is employing islanders from several islands and offerered the best possible organic breakfast. Manager & triathlete @mark.maldives then joined us for the choppy swim. * During the break at @fsmaldives we visited the Marine Science Center, displaying global and regional environmental challenges. * The @fsmaldives also runs a Turtle Rehab Center with a rehab for injured and stressed out turtles.
* At the next stop Kudarikilu we had a lecture from @mantatrust together with the school kids of the island on the life and threats of the majestic Manta Ray. We also learned how female mantas puts more time to look good than males.