16 thoughts on “Finswimming”

    1. Okay, I give up. Apparently nobody here was blown away by the sheer speed of these swimmers. (I always have tended to take things too seriously.)

  1. it did remind me of the mermaids, and there are classes now for people to learn mermaid swimming. I think it takes a lot of strength and skill to do this, and these competitors are mighty powerful athletes.

    1. In the race I watched, some of the swimmers wore short, front-mounted snorkels. If you look closely you can see them on the two swimmers closest to the camera. I guess they are optional, and some swimmers must feel they just cut into their speed.

    1. I was literally slack-jawed. I never imagined a swimmer could move that fast under his own power. I also don’t know how they manage their flip turns.

... and that's my two cents