Winter Swimming festival Pirita Open 2013

Against The Wind. March 2013.

Against The Wind. March 2013.

The weather was windy and the air temperature was – 7 °C at Pirita Olympic Sailing Center (built for 1980 Summer Olympics). Oh boy! This place is cold for swimming even in summertime. Still managed to put my stiff fingers to Nikon D600 coupled with 300 mm F4.

Water Let Me Go! March 2013.

Water, Let Me Go! March 2013.

The soft water of the Pirita river was more playful than indoor swimming pools with chlorinated water.

There And Back Again. March 2013.

There And Back Again. March 2013.

One of the “hotest” competitions was 4 x 25 m freestyle relay.

Icebreaker. March 2013.

Icebreaker. March 2013.

Some of the swimmers took the competition very seriously…

Women With a Red Hat. March 2013.

Women With a Red Hat. March 2013.

…while others “chilled” with their own tempo.

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