The speeches and roundtable discussions, delivered by some of the most charismatic luminaries and dynamic personalities in the sport, will be held in the luxurious conference rooms where the first-class passengers dined and were entertained during the hey-day of romantic ocean cruises of yesterday.
Imagine the movie set of the interior of the Titanic ... but increase the scale of your imagination for the Queen Mary was built to be 1.5 times the size of the Titanic - and its grandiosity is apparent throughout.
The wood-paneled walls and the original interior classically maintained provide an appropriately historic ambiance for the world's community of open water swimmers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
The speakers will keep the audience spellbound with stories shared of their endless training and marine obstacles, their self-doubts and ultimate triumphs. Their words will cause emotions to heighten, inspiration to blossom and, occasionally, tears to flow.
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