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Catch of the day: Fishermen rescue swimming deer (videos)

What does a beautiful deer do in the sea? Swimming…. desperately swimming to reach the shore. Fishermen from Halkida had only fish in mind when they started the boat engine on Friday morning. But their plans changed when they spotted a deer swimming some 300 meters away from the coastline, …

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Mystery of woman found swimming 5nm off Piraeus solved

The mystery of the woman found to be swimming fully clothed 5 nautical miles of the port of Piraeus has been solved. The 69-year-old woman was rescued by ferry boat Agios Nektarios that was sailing form the port of Piraeus to the island of Aegina on Wednesday afternoon. The woman …

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Fishermen film wild boars swimming in the Ionian Sea (video)

“Do wild boars swim in the sea? Yes, they do. Especially when they try to flee from chasing dogs…. Fishermen had reportedly an unexpected contact with two wild boars swimming in the sea some two nautical miles away from the shore in Killini Gulf of Ionian Sea off West Peloponnese. …

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Oil Spill: Authorities declare beaches at Palaio Faliro are pollution-free

A group of several government officials, including Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis, went to Palaio Faliro suburb of south Athens on Tuesday morning. In a festive mood, they declared that the beaches along the Palaio Faliro part of the Athens Riviera coastline were free from oil spill pollution. Several swimmers, mostly …

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UPD Health Ministry bans Swimming in along beaches of Athens Riviera due to Oil Spill

With decision of minister Andreas Xanthos, Greece’s Health Ministry forbids swimming in the following beaches in Piraeus, Athens Riviera and Salamina due to the pollution caused by the oil spill. Piraeus from the beach near the Naval Academy (Themistokleous 334) and the beach of Freatida. Beach “Votsalakia” Athens Riviera all …

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Oil Spill: To Swim or Not To Swim? Stand of Athens Riviera beaches

Shipping minister Panagiotis Kouloumblis stunned and confused residents of Athens, Piraeus and Salamina when he stated Thursday evening on Skai TV that “people can go swimming” there was no problem in Salamina. Indeed. Friday morning, some brave ones wore their bathing suits, packed their things and went for their daily …

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16,800 swim strokes away…

I do 10 strokes per 15 seconds. That is 40 strokes per minute. I swim one hour every day. Considering that I keep a steady rhythm, pace  and speed I do 2,400 strokes per day. I am not a quick swimmer and my technique could be judged as ‘below average’. …

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Go Out and Scream!

Oh, I’m so sorry! The right post-title should be “Go Out and Swim!” Let the cool water embrace your body, let the salt make you feel like a human …quilt. Stretch out your arms and legs and let the soft waves carry you away.  Dive in the nature. You may feel a pinch in …

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