Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Shelley Taylor-Smith, former 7-time world champion, participated in the Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race (Samsung Boğaziçi Kıtalararası Yüzme Yarışı) today.

It was an amazing day for 28th edition ‪‎Samsung‬ ‪Bosphorous Cross Continental Swim‬. [I had] overwhelming feelings of gratitude, happiness and joy. The best part was bonding with the swimmers, creating friendships and, of course, swimming from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorous.

I am still buzzing from the swim. The water was so blue, the clarity outstanding, and my friends – the little jellies – came out to play with me today.

I personally believe this is the best open water swimming mass participation event in the world.”

Results of the men’s race are here.

Results of the women’s race are here.

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