Bog Snorkelling

I first read about it in my homework journal, believe it or not (they put crazy things into those books!),  and i found it so …interesting… that i researched it and found some more info:

Bog snorkelling is a sporting event that consists of competitors completing two consecutive lengths of a 60-yard (55 m) water filled trench cut through a peat bog, in the shortest time possible.

Competitors must wear snorkels and flippers, and complete the course without using conventional swimming strokes, relying on flipper power alone.

Wet suits are not compulsory, but are usually worn.

More information can be found on the

Northern Ireland Bog Snorkelling website

Wales Bog Snorkelling website

UK Active – Outdoor Pursuits and Extreme Sports


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