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Swimming - Turkey

Postby cottmiler » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:23 am

nightcrawler:

Are you involved in this activity?

http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/ ... horus.html

You can see that our guru Shelley Taylor- Smith will be there.
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Re: Swimming - Turkey

Postby nightcrawler » Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:25 am

Hi cottmiler,

I m living in Istanbul.

Of course I competed in that race from 1997 to 2013, i took lots of medals in general ranking and also in the age groups. The following is the official link of the organization:
http://bogazici.olimpiyatkomitesi.org.tr/

There is also one more channel swimming organization, Anzacs of Australia attending this with us, we are swimming shoulder by shoulder with the Anzacs in the Dardanelles(Hellespont). The official site:
https://www.wilusa.net/en/hellespont-swimming-race.html

I havent been competing in any race since 2014 due to some problems in my social life, this summer i have almost solved them...

In the following season i will be competing in every organization, "Empire Strikes Back"!!! 8-)

Thanks for creating this subject, i will share my race results under this title.
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Re: Swimming - Turkey

Postby Mike A » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:12 am

I would love to do the Hellespont swim one day. I believe it's only a couple of miles, but the currents are quite challenging. Lord Byron famously swam it in 1810 - that would have been breaststroke, of course. Rather him than me! :D
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Re: Swimming - Turkey

Postby nightcrawler » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:39 pm

Mike A wrote:I would love to do the Hellespont swim one day. I believe it's only a couple of miles, but the currents are quite challenging. Lord Byron famously swam it in 1810 - that would have been breaststroke, of course. Rather him than me! :D


Yeah, the current is like a river in some points, quite challenging. The total distance is 6.3km, but an ordinary swimmer can cross in an hour thanks to the advantage of the current. My best time in Hellespont was 48 minutes. Moreover it is historical, mystical, more than a race, also it has a special meaning for me, was my first open water swim...

https://youtu.be/HBJzxWj7CaY

https://youtu.be/k5QHfTL4-yE
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Re: Swimming - Turkey

Postby nightcrawler » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:17 am

New Turkish swimmer Victoria Zeynep Güneş, 200 m breastroke World Youth Championship:
https://youtu.be/wA-Yj2PlCLg
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Re: Swimming - Turkey

Postby cottmiler » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:30 am

This reassuring video is from Shelley Taylor-Smith regarding Turkey:

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10154382920390990
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Re: Swimming - Turkey

Postby nightcrawler » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:18 pm

cottmiler wrote:This reassuring video is from Shelley Taylor-Smith regarding Turkey:

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10154382920390990


Thanks for her nice thoughts about my country. By the way, we havent been sleeping for a week, waiting on he boulvards and avenues for preventing another possible coup attack, every citizen is proudly acting like a soldier now.
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Re: Swimming - Turkey

Postby cottmiler » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:32 am

This is another report from Shelley on the Bosphorus swim.

It is about 15 mins long but I found it very interesting since I have done open water and pool swim sessions with Shelley and also because I have visited Turkey several times.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10154390027315990
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Re: Swimming - Turkey

Postby nightcrawler » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:02 am

cottmiler wrote:This is another report from Shelley on the Bosphorus swim.

It is about 15 mins long but I found it very interesting since I have done open water and pool swim sessions with Shelley and also because I have visited Turkey several times.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10154390027315990


I competed in this event between the years 1996-2013. Since then I havent been participating, very crowded and everyone is attending. I like more challenging and FINA proven events.

By the way;
She described our country with enthusiasm and with very lovely words. She is my idol, i learned 2bk from her by watching swim smooth master class catch dvd almost 100 times, she is a great master in open water swimming. I wish one day i visit Australia and have chance to swim with her.
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Re: Swimming - Turkey

Postby nightcrawler » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:26 pm

This season I have the intention of trying more challenging paces in comparison to previous year and also maintaining 25K weekly volume.

Last week we were in Marmaris Aquamasters Races, my students invited my to 4x500m relay race in open water. I was not in form but went for having fun... Adam Walker was the guest of the race, he gave seminars also compted in the races. By the way, I competed with Adam Walker in the relays :)) He is a good guy and very kind but I am not a supporter of the TI or OceanWalker technique. Instead of TI principles I support Paul's ape index principle which is constructed on mathematics and physiology:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVvid0PkYSY&feature=youtu.be

You may take a look at the facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/AQUAMASTERS-Spor-Organizasyon-779217565497685/
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