Everyone trains for a marathon these days (many amateurs at least).
Sports inclined, scratch marathons from your calendar.
Instead leave room in your schedule for Paris a La Nage (Paris Swim), a chance to swim across the Seine and get a new perspective of the city of lights with other amateurs of water sports.
What's on the September 2, 2012 event's menu:
"The personal challenge is combined with a tour of Paris taking swimmers from the Josephine Baker swimming pool to the Parc André Citroën, via the Louvre, the Place de la Concorde and the Eiffel Tower. Swimmers will also swim under the famous bridges of Paris, the Pont Marie, the Pont Neuf, the Pont des Arts and the Pont Alexandre III."
The organizers aim for no less than making this event 'the largest sports swim in open water' in France.
This swim across Paris is not completely new. It is making its return after a 60 year hiatus.
Since I will be in Paris on September 2, I will make sure to capture a few snapshots of the event.
Thanks to Elodie of Paris Tourist Office for putting La Nage on my calendar.
(* Image from Paris a La Nage site)