Oct 03, 2019
Marathon swimmers from Brazil hold training session; Brazilian team coach gives a lecture
Marathon swimmers from Brazil held a training session on the Niiza Campus from July 2 to July 9 while the Brazilian coach took the rostrum as a guest lecturer during a class.
Marathon swimming is a long-distance race, which is held in open water such as a sea, a river, and a lake. Open-water swimming that exceeds the distance of 10km is known as marathon swimming.
The Brazilian team’s coach, Fernando Possenti, talks about marathon swimming.
Scenes from the question-and-answer session.
Possenti explained the rules of marathon swimming and the fascination surrounding it, as marathon swimming is relatively unknown in Japan. Furthermore, he talked about the current state of this sport and the challenges it faces in Brazil, also discussing the prospects and expectations for the 2020 Summer Olympics using photos and videos. He said that he hoped to garner support from the wonderful facilities at Rikkyo. The students conveyed their eagerness, saying that they would start working now to be able to support the Brazilian team.
Group photo of the coaches and students
Ana Marcela has won a total of 11 medals (5 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze) at the world championships, including this year’s games, making her the most medal-winning marathon swimmer.
Oct 09, 2019