Choppy short swim in Viglia

Just a short attempt at swimming in really choppy sea. I also have a bad sore throat. Couldn’t see anything in the sea, so went back very soon.

Total distance: 0.37 km
Average speed: 2.41 km/h
Total time: 00:10:27
Download file: Swim-Viglia-Choppy290518.gpx

Training swim in Kissamos

A fairly typical swim in Kissamos, training for the Porosea 3km swimming race in June.

Sea temperature is warm enough to go for long distances without any neoprene.

Total distance: 1.59 km
Average speed: 2.85 km/h
Total time: 00:36:30
Download file: Swim-Kissamos-Short250518.gpx

Swim from Viglia to Meri’s well

Probably the last swim with full wetsuit and neoprene sock on. Just a precaution really not to get cold so I can stay in the water for the planned time of over an hour.

A one way swim from Viglia to Meri’s well and beyond. Got tired at the end and struggled for the last 500m.

Total distance: 3.79 km
Average speed: 2.68 km/h
Total time: 01:28:54
Download file: Swim-Viglia-Wetsuit-Short240518.gpx

Swim in Nopigia with choppy sea and wind

A swim in Nopigia in choppy sea and windy conditions, with full wetsuit but no sock.

Total distance: 2.69 km
Average speed: 2.76 km/h
Total time: 01:03:55
Download file: Swim-Nopigia-Wetsuit-NoSock-Choppy-Short220518.gpx

Swim with underwater camera strapped to chest

I swam in Nopigia and tested strapping the underwater camera to my chest.

It didn’t work so well, the videos were moving too much.

The sea was very wavy and it was windy.

I did see a big ray and tried to film it, but couldn’t quite frame it inside the picture with the camera strapped to the chest.

Total distance: 0.79 km
Average speed: 2.46 km/h
Total time: 00:24:48
Download file: Swim-Nopigia-Goggles-CameraChest-Choppy-Short200518.gpx

Swim with video from kayak

A swim in Mythimna, with Fiona on the kayak following me.

We tested the camera attachment to the kayak, which worked, so Fiona filmed me swimming almost all the way.

The kayak also had the GPS, so I didn’t drag the buoy on this swim. The sea was kind of wavy and it was windy though.

Total distance: 1.94 km
Average speed: 2.90 km/h
Total time: 00:42:25
Download file: Swim-Mythimna-NoBuoy-Short190518.gpx

Swim in Viglia with wetsuit

A long swim in Viglia with full wetsuit and sock.

Total distance: 3.26 km
Average speed: 2.93 km/h
Total time: 01:13:24
Download file: Swim-Viglia-Wetsuit-Short180518.gpx

Free swim in Mythimna

A free swim in Mythimna before the beach volleyball.

Total distance: 1.34 km
Average speed: 2.68 km/h
Total time: 00:34:16
Download file: Swim-Mythimna-Short160518.gpx

A free swim in Kissamos

A free swim in Kissamos.

Total distance: 1.75 km
Average speed: 2.75 km/h
Total time: 00:40:39
Download file: Swim-Kissamos-Short150518.gpx

Swim to Meri’s well

A nice, long swim from Viglia to Meri’s well.

With wetsuit and sock.

Total distance: 2.76 km
Average speed: 2.84 km/h
Total time: 00:58:48
Download file: Swim-Viglia-Wetsuit-Short130518.gpx