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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
1st World Ice Swimming Championship To Be Presented
Dmitry Blokhin, Deputy Chairperson of Murmansk City Committee of Physical Culture and Sport, reported some great news for ice swimmers around the world.
"The Head of Murmansk City Alexei Veller and Ram Barkai from South Africa signed a Declaration on Cooperation between the Murmansk City Municipality and the International Ice Swimming Association on June 20th 2014.
Both parties agree to carry out joint activities in order to organize the 1st World Ice Swimming Championship in the City of Murmansk in March 2015. Blokin says, "This event will contribute significantly to the promotion of Ice Swimming around the world and to the City of Murmansk."
Veller and Blokhin will present the details of the World Ice Swimming Championship at the 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Scotland between September 19-21 on the Isle of Bute.
Ram Barkai and Mayor Alexi Veller are shown after signing the International Ice Swimming Association first World Championship agreement.
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