Herradura Swimming Competition

LHR Swimming competition OnLThis year’s annual across-the-bay swimming competition held in La Herradura was won by Alberto Esquitino (Club Natación Churriana).

Sharing the top notch, but in the women’s category, was Elisa Sánchez from Cúllar Vega.

Screen shot 2016-08-29 at 21.22.12Kim Harwood, who is a good friend and advertiser (Sports Massage) with the Gazette, came in 3rd in the women’s 30-39 age group and first overall as a local resident of La Herradura in a time of 34:50. All this despite carrying an arm injury. Mind you, this super-talented young lady was, some time ago, in the GB Olympic Swimming Team. Well done Kim!

Of course, La Herradura is not the only Costa Tropical town that holds this type of competition because it is part of the Circuito Provincial de Travesías a Nado de Granada.

Anyway, Alberto Esquitino Garrido splashed across the finishing line in first place for the third time running, this time beating his previous times by swimming 1,800 metres in 23 minutes and 37 seconds.

The second and the third over the line took over two full minutes more – not that they’re slow, but Alberto is a swimming machine and outpaces just about everybody once in the briny.

Almost 300 swimmers took part, competing from towns all over Andalucia, as well as lots of locals. Congrats to all the participants!

(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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