Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.
SwimTrek has limted spots available on its 'swim of a lifetime', the Hellespont Swim which is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Lord Byron's crossing of Hellespont, from the European continent to Asia.
The narrow channel, which has played different roles throughout man's history, will be site of the 3-mile swim from the ancient town of Eceabat on the European side of the straits to the naval fort in Canakkale, Turkey.
The Hellespont Swim will be followed on the Lord Byron Swim Festival and a celebratory dinner on May 3rd, 2010.
SwimTrekis also inviting swimmers to the 26th annual Turkish Victory Day Swim in August. The swim commemorates the final victory for the Turks in the Turkish War of Independence in 1922 against the Greeks and will include optional tours to Gallipoli and Troy.
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