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Sep 19

The Bog snorkeling

Bog Snorkeling ChampionshipsSome time ago, the world’s best athletes gathered somewhere to throw themselves into the swamp. This is not talking about the Olympics, but it talks about the World Bog Snorkeling Championships, which have become a tradition and persist for decades.

Bog snorkeling is a sport of diving, it’s just different from diving in general. If the general snorkel conducted on the high seas, bog snorkeling is done in a swamp.

More than 150 athletes from around the world gathered at Waen Rhydd, a peat bog in Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales. A 55 meter trench peat swamp water into the path used by athletes compete speed snorkeling.

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The participants are only required to wear swimming shoes. The rest they can wear just about anything, including costumes that allow them to be an Elvis Presley.

Last year a record held by Kirsty Johnson, who had managed to swim in a time of 1 minute 22.56 seconds. This year a record solved difference 4 typed by an athlete named Haydn Pichforth.

Trace its history, Bog Snorkeling championship coined by Gordon Green at 30 years ago, and has now turned into an eccentric exercise. Quite often a lot of people coming from different parts of the world to become a participant, or just watch the excitement of diving in the murky swamp water.