Post-swim update:My Otters did GREAT! We swam in two groups for one hour each. Our youngest swimmer (7 years old) swam 0.9 KM! Our best swimmer, Chris, swam 3.5 KM in the same time. Hayley, our top girl swimmer, swam 2.6 KM. Overall we earned just over $2000 for WSM. It was fun and a great thing to do. We'll be back.
Pre-swim:The Ashgabat "Otters" are a collection of kids from 7 countries attending the Ashgabat International School here in Ashgabat Turkmenistan. The "otters" range in age from 6 to 17. I'm their part-time volunteer coach. I got interested in this swim because