The event was organized by the trade union collective of the Kola Nuclear Power Plant.
The organizers and sponsors of this competition have put a lot of effort and money to create a festive atmosphere on the shore of Pinozero. There were free meals for all participants of the swim, all participants received commemorative medals, the winners were awarded with gifts from the Kola Nuclear Power Plant and the Kola Krai company. Moreover, they also received cash prizes.
Vasily Omelchuk, director of the Kola NPP, spoke to all the participants and wished them success. He said that such competitions are planned to be made annual.
There were three swims at distances of 400 m, 1000 m and 2000 m.
In total, more than seventy men and women competed in swimming. A large group of participants and fans came from Murmansk. Murmansk residents performed in all disciplines, showed excellent results and became prize-winners in all nominations.
The organizers of the event received a letter from the Murmansk Branch of the RGS to consider options for further cooperation between the RGS and the Kola NPP. The representatives of the trade union committee of the Kola NPP took an interest in this letter.
Members of the Murmansk Branch of the Russian Geographical Society also educated organizers and participants of the swim on the activities of the Branch. Many of those present at the celebration showed interest in the work of the RGS and the desire to join the society.
Igor Glazko, a member of the Murmansk Branch of the Russian Geographical Society