At start line
Viikinsaari - island in the middle of Pyhäjärvi - lake is roughly 1 km long. Thus swimming around the island makes approximately 2.1 km.
First 100 meter
The traditional Viikinsaari-island swimming was held 75th time. For me this was 1st time to swim around the island.
The weather couldn't be better, +20 degrees and practically no wind at all. Altogether 91 swimmers jumped onto a water at 17:55 on Friday evening. There were many triathlonists and swimmers participating and competing against each others. For me it was competing against myself and I indeed successfully finished the event and reached finish line at the boat deck of the island.
On the way
All of us had the possibility to enjoy sauna and sausages after the event.