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Jelgava Yacht-Club gathered everyone to test traditional swim “LĪGO 4km”

At the Jelgava Yacht Club everyone gathered who wanted to test themselves on the traditional swim “LĪGO 4km” to the end of the island Pils. Such an event on the day of the Midsummer is organized by our club since 2009. This year, 25 swimmers made applications for participation, among them the Olympic swimmer Andrey Duda, the multiple winners of the championships in winter swimming Nikita Gorbatko and Dmitry Zhigunov. 9 swimmers prepared for the swim for 4 km. distance, and the rest – on the swim by the relay race. The swimmers were accompanied by 2 yachts, 1 boat and 2 kayaks. The air temperature was + 15С, and the water temperature + 20С, under such conditions the swim started at 15:30 and lasted 2 hours. The first finisher was Svetlana Shantseva.
(Foto Inga Gedrovich and Inese Ulmane)

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