The day before the Midmar Mile swimming event in Pietermaritzburg, Martin spoke to a fully booked event at Golden Horse Casino about his big river swims in the Amazon, Yangtze, Danube, Parana and Mississippi rivers as well as his 84 hour 10 minute non-stop solo swim in the Danube.
from Open Water Source (Daily News of Open Water Swimming)
was in the audience and this is how he describes Martin´s words: “He explained a trick to overcome his fears and his need to swim despite a severe lack of sleep. “I can hypnotize yourself. I once swam for 4 days and 3 nights non-stop. [Including the pre-swim and post-swim activities], I did not sleep for 105 hours. I can do it – and you can do too. If I fall asleep on my long swims, my crew knows not to wake me up. I swim a little crooked and sometimes, I even swim the wrong direction, but I always am moving forward.”
Martin Strel and his son Borut Strel also run and promote Strel Swimming Adventures
, their family company for adventure swimming tours in Slovenia, Croatia
and at Lake Powell, Arizona
. Whether you are an experienced swimmer or someone who simply wants to try something different, we have a perfect swimming holiday
tour for you.
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