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Bog snorkelling championships in Wales

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Highly ranked among the top eccentric British events. Who snorkels the fastest through a swampy ditch in a crazy outfit:The World Bog Snorkeling Championship (yes, a World Cup). In this events swimmers snorkel and run through the murky, muddy water of a ditch near Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales.

Wearing a wet suite is allowed, regular swimming movements are not allowed! The aim of the competition is to clear your way as quickly as possible through a 55 meter long swamp. A small advantage for the participants: the event takes place on the August Bank Holiday (1st Monday of August), so the water is slightly warmer than the rest of the year.

This article was last updated on December 16, 2020.