Over 400 swimmers participated in the Sun Lake Contest
Swimmers jumped into the water after hearing the starting gun.
Swimmers racing in the lake.
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Over 400 swimmers jumped into Sun Lake of Huangshui Town in Shizhu as the starting gun boomed in the morning on August 8. The Chongqing Open Water Swimming Contest had started!
August 8 is the ninth National Fitness Day. This activity is also an important part of Chongqing National Fitness Week.
Competitors are content with the cool weather.
As a traditional brand contest for public fitness, the Chongqing Open Water Swimming Contest started in 2009 and is held annually.
Although the contest is held in summer, it also attracts many swimmers to Huangshui in Shizhu, a famous summer resort of Chongqing. There were 453 swimmers from 57 teams of districts, counties and 17 municipal departments taking part in this contest.
According to competition rules, participants can use any kind of stroke, but all swimmers must uniformly use the swimming floating ball and wear a swimming cap. Individual events for men’s 1,600m and women’s 800m are set in the county team and men’s 800m and women’s 800m are set in municipal departments. The bonus for the winners of individual events and team competitions are 1,000 Yuan and 3,000 Yuan respectively.
On that morning, swimmers got together the Sun Lake at the altitude of 1,450m. They were doing warm-up exercises while waiting for the contest to begin. It was a cool 26℃ for the swimmers that day.
At last, Li Ge and Wang Yao from Chongqing Avant-garde Sports Association won the first prize of municipal men’s and women’s 800m respectively, and Lu Shuai and Li Xinyu from Beibei District won the first place men’s 1,600m and women’s 800m in the county team. (Translated by Chen Dandan, Fathom Language Limited)