08 September 2015

Swimming in Amsterdam's canals

I was a lot more smiley before!
Vanity week continues...

As promised, I did the 2km City Swim in Amsterdam last Sunday. The weather was decent, but the water (16.5C/62 F) was COLD. I had on a shorty swimsuit. Now I see that most others had full wetsuits.

Anyway, I made it with a time of 37.5 min (placing 106/1836), and I'm glad that I did it. My next race swim? Probably in another 10 years :)

This event raised EUR 1.7 Million for ALS research. It also highlighted the transition of Amsterdam's canals from open sewers to (reasonably) clean waterways.


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