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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Well-prepared, Well-equipped, Well-Attended In The Strait

Under the leadership of Chief Organiser Oleg Dokuchaev together with Nikolay Khitrik, Lurii Melnikov, Sergei Chernukhin, Dmitrii Timofeev and Doctors Nataliya Fatyanova, Irina Zhidkova and Carlos Eduardo Reges, the 66 swimmers on the Bering Strait Swim were well-attended to.

The staff and equipment of the mother ship used in 53-mile (86 km) stage relay was second to none on an open water swim with the ability to handle routine and emergency procedures on every part of the body from eyes and teeth to the heart and bones.

And like all good crew members on open water swimming adventures, even the medical staff chipped in to help as needed. "I noticed the catering staff were also the doctors so I decided to pitch in as it's my profession," recalled Nuala Moore. "I spotted on the second day that the medical staff was working in the restaurant and serving in kitchen so I took over and served and cleaned up each service. They shouldn't have been serving us. I loved them all and was delighted to help."

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