The Galata – Varna marathon is an incredible challenge! My participation in the marathon has become a ritual – this year, on August 7th, I will swim for the eleventh time. Every summer part of my family comes from Belgium especially with this mission – to swim the distance from Galata to Varna. The thrill is already starting. The idea that I have to swim Galata – Varna keeps me focused throughout the year, keeping my weight more or less under control. I reduce sugars and live healthy. It is an excellent motivator! Everyone has their own reason for swimming Galata – Varna, but this is the oldest Varna tradition and everyone who can should swim the marathon at least once. Get ready! Catch the wave!