DNOWS Header

Image Map

Friday, July 14, 2017

Avram Iancu Traverses 707 km In 23 Days On The Danube

Courtesy of Canah along the Danube River, Germany.

Romanian Avram Iancu continued on his scheduled 60-day stage swim of 2,860 km along the Danube River through Europe.

The 41-year-old librarian from Petrosani, Transylvania started his stage swim from Donaueschingen in the Black Forest in Germany. He is now heading into Day 24 as each day is a dynamically different replication of the day before.

At the end of Day 23, he was traversed a total of 707 km on the Danube and has a distance of 2,153 km to go in order to reach his goal.

Day 21 on July 10th
Monday was Iancu's first day in Austria. He swam the first 12 km in still waters before passing another dam, after which he pushed forward for another 8 km before ending the day. He came across some very cold water in the river and had to stop every hour and warm up before getting back in the water in order to avoid developing hypothermia. "This slowed my progress substantially."

Day 22 on July 11th
On his second day in Austria, Iancu had an early start and swam 20 km, although slowed down by the hourly breaks he was forced to take due to the cold water. He is slowly getting used to the change in water temperature and hopes the water will get warmer as he is trying to stay positive. He reached another dam today but he is determined to move past all the challenges that come his way. "I also passed Schlogen where the Danube has one of the most beautiful loops. Unfortunately I didn't get to properly enjoy the view because of the cold and the shivering."

Day 23 on July 12th
Today felt easier compared to the two previous days in Austria. The water temperature is slowly getting warmer and his body is becoming used to the cold. He managed to swim 24 km today and has now only 20 km to Linz, which he will pass tomorrow. “Since Passau, the Danube was flowing through a mountainous area and today I finally reached a more open field. The sun was also shining and because of these reasons I felt amazing: this is the day I regained my hopes and achieved a better mental state."

A report on his stage swims between Days 1-9 is posted here. A report on his stage swims between Days 10-13 is posted here. A report on his stage swim on Day 14 is posted here. A report on his stage swims between Days 15-16 is posted here. A report on his stage swim on Day 17 is posted here. A report on his stage swim on Day 18 is posted here. A report on his stage swims on Day 19-20 is posted here. To follow Iancu on Facebook, visit here.

Copyright © 2008-2017 by World Open Water Swimming Association

No comments:

Post a Comment

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

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


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...

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.

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:

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


Open Water Swimming Event Sanctioning

World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

Open Water Race Calendar

Coaches Education Program