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Old 12-24-2012
CoachMatHudson CoachMatHudson is offline
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Oregon, USA - Antalya, Türkiye
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Default Join Our Global Virtual Swim

Can you imagine thousands of swimmers, just like you and me, in every time zone, on every continent (yes, EVERY continent) on the same day consciously joining each other for a virtual group swim? Everyone will have a different time of day, a different kind of water, a different amount of time to spare and go at whatever pace, by whatever stroke you choose! But we all do it on the same day in honor of each other.

There are quite a few ways we could dissect the planet. But aiming to draw a TI Friend from each time zone around the world might be a good way to start.

There was a thread of recent where the idea was proposed of 'meeting up' in the spirit of TI Swimming Friendship to swim on Christmas Day (25 December). That day just provides us with the first opportunity.

So I would like to re-announce this initiative. It may be just a few this first time but that is quite ok.

The idea is that on certain days, special in some way to a segment of our TI Swimmer Community around the world, we might join with them in a swim - each person going to their local swimming place and joining the others 'in the spirit' around the world. It can symbolize whatever we wish - it's a good reminder that we are in this together on Planet Water, and great excuse for us to Go Swim!

Of course, for the Western world, Christmas Day will mean the most pools facilities will be closed. I am sure there are a few exceptions out there. This first event may just be available to those who are in a region that does not observe this day or have some open-water or an Endless Pool to jump into.

For my part, I will head to the sea tomorrow and intend to post a quick report, and hopefully a picture too. If you'd like to join me (Turkey), Ian (Canada?) and Eid (Afghanistan) please leave a note!
~ Mat Hudson

Head Coach
Mediterra International Swimming

My blog with over 400 posts on TI technique and mindful training: Smooth Strokes Blog


Last edited by CoachMatHudson : 12-24-2012 at 04:26 PM.
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