MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
At the Water Station of the Sports Center (maritime and physical training, Vladivostok), the FAU of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation CSKA Moscow hosted the second stage of the open water swimming competition “Russian versta”.
It was organized and carried out by: Sports Center (Maritime and Physical Training, Vladivostok) FAU Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation CSKA, Sports Committee of the Pacific Fleet, Olympic Council of Primorsky Territory, Winter Swimming Federation “Orca DV” with the support of the Ministry of Sports and Administration of Primorsky Territory.
More than sixty swimmers from different cities of Primorsky Krai, including military personnel of the military units of the Pacific Fleet, took part in the competition.
Participants in the swim are traditionally divided by age categories, since the youngest swimmers are only ten years old, and the most experienced are over seventy.
In total, the organizers plan to hold six stages of the competition, which will identify the winners of the competition.
Navy sailors and veterans of military service also took part in the ninth marathon swim across the Amur Bay, which was organized by the Primorsky Territory Diving Federation.
The popularity of this swim is so great that athletes from different cities of Russia come to Vladivostok every year especially to participate. During the marathon, they cover a distance of 12 kilometers from Cape Peschaniy to the embankment of Sportivnaya Gavan Bay in the capital of Primorye.
According to the rules of the competition, swimmers were allowed to use wetsuits, fins and masks.
The safety of the participants was ensured by employees of the Federation of Underwater Sports of the Primorsky Territory, representatives of the Pacific Fleet and the Russian Emergencies Ministry in the Primorsky Territory.
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