Down the Sviyaga river starts a day relay
heat on February 28 from the embankment near Ulyanovsk State University and will be timed
to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory. Beginning at 11.30.
This unique event is held for the first time in the ten regions of Russia simultaneously -
Novosibirsk, Tyumen, Sverdlovsk, Ulyanovsk, Volgograd regions, Krasnoyarsk,
Primorsk, Khabarovsk, Kamchatka territories and the Republic of Bashkortostan.
The heat is going to take place in icy water, its purpose to familiarize the
population with a healthy lifestyle and winter sports, including swimming in cold water.
Apart from members of clubs and sections
of winter swimming of the Ulyanovsk region, Chuvashia, Moscow, Tolyatti, etc., everyone
who received invitations and directed the application approved by the doctor at
the place of residence can participate in a heat. The age of participants isn't
limited in view of the doctor’s permission.
The number of participants of a relay
marathon heat - 60 people. The admissible time of a swimmer spent in icy water:
- for the main group of swimmers of men
and women – up to 15 minutes;
- for the others - to 5 minutes.
During a day heat accommodation of
participants will be organized on a free of charge basis at a residence hall of
the Federation of rowing of the
Ulyanovsk region, besides services of the recovery center and meals will be