Swimming against the tide

  • | Wednesday | 11th September, 2019

Vidya Iyengar ByExpress News ServiceBENGALURU : Choppy waters, windy scenes, but a mind that was determined to complete a long-distance swim. Viswanathan’s foray into the sport was at the age of 33, while his “fascination” with open water events started in his 40s when he first attempted a swim across the English Channel. His first open water swim was an eight-person relay in 2015, followed by a four-person relay in 2016 and a two-person relay in 2018. And the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming seemed like a natural move. I swam through some of the worst conditions and eventually completed the swim in 8hrs 7mins,” says Viswanathan, who is probably the oldest Indian to have reached this milestone.

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