Record 1600 Swimmers Take Part In The Annual Cross Penghu Bay Swim|Taiwan News

The 22nd edition of the Cross Penghu Bay Swim was held Sunday morning on the outlying archipelago. A record 1,600 swimmers took part, and for the first time, the category of stand-up paddleboarding was introduced. Let’s take a look.

At the sound of air horns, participants set out from the shore and enter the water for the Cross Penghu Bay Swim.

Around 1,600 athletes from home and abroad participated in the annual event. This year’s race included a 5,000-meter swim, the longest category, as well as an easier 500-meter category. For the first time, a 5,000-meter stand-up paddleboard competition was added. There were also 36 young swimmers from Changhua who specially traveled across the sea to the outlying island for the experience.


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