Friday, July 3, 2009

And They're Off And Running

Another busy open water swimming weekend is set to begin from the European Junior Open Water Championships to the Open Water Energy Sheko Challenge Swim in Hong Kong (see photo). "We celebrate the oceans with a great swimming event because our seas are something that we should respect and honor for all of our enjoyment," says race organizer Doug Woodring.

"The ocean is under considerable stress with overfishing and pollution, most of which goes unnoticed to people on land. This is a chance for the Hong Kong community to learn more about the ocean and what it has to offer us, even right in our own backyard."

Donations from the event will be made to Project Kaisei and WWF for their Save Our Seas program, which fosters ocean conservation and good fishery practices.

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