The past weekend, the city of Gaeta hosted the first stop of the OWWT after the Covid-19 lock down.
Gaeta is a beautiful city at the south of Italy surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, with an amazing coast line, with turquoise water sand beaches and outstanding views.
The second edition of the Swimming Paradise Gaeta welcomed about 200 swimmers from all over Italy, and also had the participation of some foreign swimmers, most of them from Spain.
It was a full weekend event, where Saturday hosted the Child’s race (400m) and Il Miglio Gaetano (1.800m) on Serapo Beach. The atmosphere was unique and all swimmers enjoyed the clear and flat blue waters of the beach. The 1st day ended with the Award’s Ceremony with the presence of the mayor of the town, Cosmo Mitrano, and the celebrity and waterpolo world champion, Amaurys Pérez.
And Sunday it came the main course of the weekend, the Swimming Paradise race (3.500m), that with the results of the day before of the Miglio Gaetano, crowned the overall champions of La Combinata. The young swimmer Sebastian Taddei was the best of all swimmers during this great weekend in the male category, and at the female category, Tania Spicola, a young and talented swimmer, took the victory.
Both become the overall ranking leaders of the OWWT with the sight focused in the next event at the United States, the Willamette Wild Swim, hosted by Swim Oregon, 7th to 9th of August. It will be an incredible event with lots of amazing surprises in an outstanding location. If you are looking for something unique a new, this is your event!