More than 20,000 people swim across Sun Moon Lake

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/09/20
By: Hsiao Po-yang and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, Sept. 20 (CNA) Tens of thousands of people took part in the annual Sun Moon Lake



swim on Sunday. The lake, located in the central county of Nantou, is the largest fresh water lake in Taiwan.

A total of 20,391 participants, including 173 physically challenged swimmers, attempted the 3,000-meter from Chaowu Pier (朝霧) to Ita Thao Wharf Pier (伊達邵) at the 33rd Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival, organizers said.

Most of the participants came to enjoy themselves, some fastened balloons to their bodies while others took selfies swimming or played with friends.

Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) attended the opening ceremony and wished the swimmers health and happiness. The event was inaugurated in 1983, when Wu was county magistrate.     [FULL  STORY]

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