As part of Navy Week celebrations, Open Sea Swimming Competition (OSSC) is going to be conducted by Western Naval Command of Indian Navy on November 16 at Mumbai. The first Sea Swimming Competition was conducted by the Indian Navy in 1995.
Some of the interesting features of the OSSC 2008 are:
- to be conducted under the category of Men, Women, Veterans, Boys(under 16), Girls(under 16) and Physically Challenged.
- the race is expected to start by 0915 hours and finish by 1115 hours followed by prize distribution.
- to start from Prongs Reef and finish at the Naval Sailing Club also known as Indian Naval Watermanship Training Centre (INWTC).
- to cover a distance of approximately 6 km.
- attractive ‘Prizes’ will be awarded to the winners and ‘Participation Certificates’ to all those who complete the race.
- there is no entry fee for the race.
- only medically fit can participate.
- the total number of participants will be limited to approximately 150 due to safety considerations.
Last year men’s category completed the race in 1:14:50 (hr:min:sec) and women’s category finished in 1:17:20.
The images are from Indian Navy and for more information on Open Sea Swimming Competition (OSSC), log on to Indian Navy.
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