The master of the extreme swimming Petar Stoychev wished success to the participants in the 79th edition of the Galata-Varna swimming marathon.

Тhe famous Bulgarian swimmer holds the record finishing at Pier №1 in his participation in the marathon in 1995. Stoychev stopped the chronometers at 46.39 min.

For  the world ice swimming winner said that he admires the brave participants from Bulgaria and abroad, who every year jump into the sea to swim the 4400 m distance from Cape Galata to Pier No.2.

“I wish successful presentation to all who plan to participate in the oldest swimming competition in Bulgaria,” commented the winner of the first-ever organized swimming marathon of Antarctica.

The record in swimming the distance with a finish on Pier No.2 is dated 2009. The winner was the 18-years-old Mihail Georgiev from Plovdiv with a time of 47,03 min.

Organizers of the marathon are the Bulgarian Navy, Varna municipality and PSC “Black Sea. The oldest swimming competition in Bulgaria is a part of the initiative “Varna – European sport city 2019” this year and will be held on 4th of August. The event is supported by the Minister of Youth and Sports Krasen Kralev.