Friday, October 03, 2008

"Leave Others In Your Wake"

That's the tagline for the Singapore Open Water Swim 2008.

Held in conjunction with the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup (what a mouthful), the Singapore Open Water Swim 2008 will be conducted at East Coast Park too!

And i'll be there this Saturday, 4 Oct 08, for the 5km swim.

You must be thinking "you're Crazy"... well i think "you're Crazy" too!
Come watch me struggle myself crazy and gulp sea water on Saturday?

FINA = Federation Internationale de Natation, French for International Swimming Federation

--- After-Swim UPDATE ---

Singapore Open Water Swim 2008, Swim Route

Completed the 5km Singapore Open Water Swim:
1. 63 swimmers started the race (5km, Open Category)
2. 25 swimmers did not finish the race
3. first swimmer finished in 1:32:49
4. last swimmer finished in 4:28:08
5. i drank at least 2L of seawater during my swim
6. no feelings in the arms from 2.5km onwards
7. i ate a Power Gel (Strawberry & Banana flavour) at 3km
8. i drank 500ml of water at 3km and 250ml at 4km
9. likely sunburnt on the arms, shoulders, neck, face and ears
10. battled against current (of >2knots) on each return 500m stretch
11. my 1km lap average: 9min (first 500m) + 27min (next 500m)
12. finished in 12th position (out of 63 swimmers)
13. my timing... 2:58:55

Now i need a good massage... haha

Power Gel
I was occasionally recommending for the jet-ski guys to "get the message to the organisers/sponsors: bring the Power Gel sachets into the water, they swimmers would definitely love it!" Alas, i didn't see any brought in during my 3hrs.

If anyone involved in, or related to, the Singapore OWS is reading this, i highly recommend sponsoring Power Gels in-swim, similar to the water bottles given by the canoeists. Swimmers with no prior experience with Power Gels would definitely appreciate it halfway through their swim, and be bought on it.


Anonymous me-shell said...

can't be there to document the definitive moment as you "struggle yourself crazy and gulp seawater"....but hey, jia you anyway! Have fun swimming! =)

*waves pom poms*

Sat Oct 04, 04:44:00 AM  
Anonymous me-shell said...

Here are some sources you may wish to check out with regards to the virgin shark birth :


National Geographic

Amazing, isn't it? =)

Sun Oct 19, 03:28:00 AM  
Anonymous me-shell said...

However, I forgot to mention that the mother died. =(

Sun Oct 19, 03:48:00 AM  
Blogger Dank said...

It's indeed interesting.. i guess it's a natural (but till now unknown) phenomenon, since Komodo Dragons and Birds, among other species, can also do it.

Thu Oct 23, 12:23:00 AM  

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