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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Following In The Wake Of History In The Ría de Navia

There are many tens of thousands of friends of the Descenso Ría de Navia...and for good reason. These swimmers - young and old, fast and slow - are part of history, taking part in one of the world's greatest open water swims.

The Descenso a Nado de la Ría de Navia (Navia’s Downstream Swim) in northern Spain is a beautifully, culturally rich downstream swim that started in 1958.

Building upon its rich history of 54 previous editions, the 5 km XIV Asturias Cup will take place on August 4th with the LV Descenso Ría de Navia event (1.1 km, 1.7 km, 3 kmand 5 km) on August 5th.

From its humble beginning when 14 swimmers swam 1 km in a coastal village in Asturias, Galicia, it has grown to thousands of participants with parades, festivals and TV coverage that puts the swimmers and the sport on center stage.

Resumen 53 Descenso a Nado de la Ria Navia 2010 by TV-EONAVIEGA

Presentacion LIII Descenso Internacional a la... by TV-EONAVIEGA

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