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Cocos Crossing event tests of toughness of swimmers

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by Chris Barnett

Cocos Crossing just around the corner and making a splash - registration ongoing at Hornet Sporting Goods or online at guamcocoscrossing.com.  For more than 25 years the Cocos Crossing has treated swimmers and spectators to the beautiful sights of the south in Malesso as swimmers start from either the Malesso Pier or Cocos Island - depending on which race they decide to swim in

For those joining the crossing for the experience or even to cross something off their bucket list, last year's 2.5 mile swim winner Tommy Imazu has some great advice to help you keep cruising, saying, "Always have fun sing a song to yourself to keep your mind busy."

Cocos Crossing draws swimmers from around the world including one elderly gentlemen from Japan who backstrokes the 5 mile race -the Cocos Crossing attracting everyone from those who just want to get their feet wet in a swim race to those who train for the crossing as many of Guam and the world's competitive swimmers come out for the different lengths. And if you're just watching this now and deciding to compete in the crossing - Imazu has some advice on how to maximize your training

"Quality over quantity, train at 80% then rest for 8-10 seconds," he said.

So if you're down to swim the fishes - register again at Hornet Sporting Goods deadline for regular registration is May 23 same day registration on May 29 for an extra fee and remember you have to wear a swim cap.

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