DNOWS Header

Image Map

2014 WOWSA AWARDS

Saturday, November 20, 2010

An Amazonian Event By Darko Novovic

Former Serbian pro water polo player Darko Novovic decided to take up another sport. Instead of the 30-meter pools that dominated his aquatic career, he decided to head to the open water...where he set a new world record.

According to news coming out of Brazil, Darko took 46 days to swim the length of the Amazon River, 5,450 km (3,386 miles) - or an average of 118 km (73 miles) per day.

He swam an average of 16 hours per day in an improvised net cage - or 7.3 km (4.6 miles) per hour - which broke the existing record of the legendary Martin Strel by 20 days (who did not swim inside a cage).

He undoubtedly swam some of the Amazon River head-up water polo style, especially with its deadly piranhas, but we also understand that he trained over two years for this challenge from the Amazon's starting point in Peru to its final point in Belem in Brazil.

"The water of the Amazon river is the most disgusting thing I ever experienced. I had three showers every day and took three protective vaccines. The Amazon is yellow some days and green the next."

Photograph of Darko Novovic by Politika.ru.

Copyright © 2010 by Steven Munatones

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you very much for your interest in the world of open water swimming.

The Staff of the World Open Water Swimming Association

A Thank You Gift from WOWSA


WOWSA is celebrating the
1-Year Anniversary of the monthly Open Water Swimming Magazine
by giving you a free copy of the anniversary issue.

Open Water Swimming Magazine Anniversary Issue
File Size: 13MB

FREE DOWNLOAD

INSTRUCTIONS:
Download the file to your computer, and then right-click to extract the magazine which is inside the zip folder. The magazine is in PDF format.

CLICK HERE to download your free copy now.

Open Water Swimming Magazine


Open Water Swimming Magazine

The Open Water Swimming Magazine is the monthly magazine entirely focused on open water swimming heroes and heroines of every age, ability, and background. Published by the World Open Water Swimming Association, the Open Water Swimming Magazine is a free benefit to WOWSA members.

WOWSA Member Benefits include 12 issues of the Open Water Swimming Magazine, the annual 276-page Open Water Swimming Almanac, a free listing in Sponsor My Swim, outstanding product discounts from FINIS, an entry in Openwaterpedia and more...
LEARN MORE

The Other Shore


The Other Shore follows world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad as she comes out of a thirty-year retirement to re-attempt an elusive dream: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage. Her past and present collide in her obsession with a feat that nobody has ever accomplished. At the edge of The Devil’s Triangle, tropical storms, sharks, venomous jellyfish, and one of the strongest ocean currents in the world, all prove to be life-threatening realities. Timothy Wheeler’s documentary brings Diana Nyad’s extraordinary adventure to life as Diana sets out to prove that will and determination are all you need to make the unimaginable possible.
LEARN MORE...

2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac



An Almanac for Open Water Swimming

An almanac is essentially a body of knowledge which is so complete that it enables people in different fields to make predictions about the future of their respective industries.

This, for example, was the purpose of the traditional farmers almanacs. It enabled farmers to determine as accurately as possible which crops to plant for the greatest harvests in a given year.

But the farmers almanac was just one example among many.
There are, of course, many different kinds of almanacs.

In fact, there is even one for open water swimming...

Preview the Open Water Swimming Almanac:
https://www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.com/preview-open-water-swimming-almanac


The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.

SponsorMySwim.com

Open Water Swimming Event Sanctioning

World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

Open Water Race Calendar

Coaches Education Program