Geneva International Challenge Day 3 Photo Vault

Release courtesy Rafael Domeyko. 

See Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 recaps here.

On  22-24 January 2016, swimmers from over 12 countries traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to compete in the 49th Challenge International Geneva. The meet was hosted by Geneva Natacion 1885 (GN 1885).  The 3-day event saw several new meet records and swimmers from Italy, England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, USA, Algeria, Portugal, Russia, and more.  GN 1885 has produced over 25 Olympic swimmers and holds the only Swiss Olympic swimming medal by Etienne Dagon, 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, California. Head Coach Nicola Cassio said he is already planning the 50th Anniversary and it will be a tremendous celebration.  This year Coach Kajevic Kajo played an instrumental role in brining international swimmers to the event.

GN 1885 was established in 1885.  The facility was built in 1966 and remains meticulously clean and up to date with five pools: 8-lane 50 meter, 4-lane 25 meter, 25 meter diving well and 2 leisure pools.  In addition, there is a restaurant, reception area, weight room, and sauna conveniently located within the natatorium.  The facility is flanked by a professional and club hockey rinks and across the street from the Rolex headquarters.

In addition to the Challenge International Geneva, GN 1885 hosts the Coup de Noel (Christmas Cup https://www.facebook.com/coupedenoel/).  This yearly event is held in the frozen Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) every December. Last year the event, which is capped at 1,600 participants, sold out out in 40 minutes.

Coach Cassio invites everyone to the Golden Anniversary in 2017 and recommends walking along the lake front while eating chocolate.

Laslo Cseh via Rafael Domeyko

Laslo Cseh via Rafael Domeyko

Laszlo Cseh via Rafael Domeyko

Laszlo Cseh via Rafael Domeyko

Nils Liess via Domeyko Photography

Nils Liess via Rafael Domeyko

Molly Hannis via Rafael Domeyko

Molly Hannis via Rafael Domeyko

Nicolas Zoulalian via Rafael Domeyko

Nicolas Zoulalian via Rafael Domeyko

Zsuzsanna Jakabos via Rafael Domeyko

Zsuzsanna Jakabos via Rafael Domeyko

Nils Liess via Rafael Domeyko

Nils Liess via Rafael Domeyko

Start of 50 free prelim via Rafael Domeyko

Start of 50 free prelim via Rafael Domeyko

Sasha Touretski via Rafael Domeyko

Sasha Touretski via Rafael Domeyko

Montreux Natacion via Rafael Domeyko

Montreux Natacion via Rafael Domeyko

Zsusanna Jakabos via Rafael Domeyko

Zsusanna Jakabos via Rafael Domeyko

Team Locarno, Italy via Rafael Domeyko

Team Locarno, Italy via Rafael Domeyko

Claudia Hufnagl via Rafael Domeyko

Claudia Hufnagl via Rafael Domeyko

Lazslo Cseh via Rafael Domeyko

Lazslo Cseh via Rafael Domeyko

Kate Ziegler via Rafael Domeyko

Kate Ziegler via Rafael Domeyko

Maria Ugolkova via Rafael Domeyko

Maria Ugolkova via Rafael Domeyko

Vladimir Popov via Rafael Domeyko

Vladimir Popov via Rafael Domeyko

Vladimir Popov via Rafael Domeyko

Vladimir Popov via Rafael Domeyko

Coach Gennadi Touretski

Coach Gennadi Touretski via Rafael Domeyko

via Rafael Domeyko

via Rafael Domeyko

Andrey Grechin, Vladimir Popov, and Sasha Touretski via Rafael Domeyko

Andrey Grechin, Vladimir Popov, and Sasha Touretski via Rafael Domeyko

Nils Liess via Rafael Domeyko

Nils Liess via Rafael Domeyko

Emma Pilarski via Rafael Domeyko

Emma Pilarski via Rafael Domeyko

Coach Nicola Cassio and Laura Letrari via Rafael Domeyko

Coach Nicola Cassio and Laura Letrari via Rafael Domeyko

Suzana Coric and Kris Maurer via Rafael Domeyko

Suzana Coric and Kris Maurer via Rafael Domeyko

 

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ULRICH Anthony

You’ve done a great job Rafael. Gifted photographer, I’ve seen a whole lot of others, but this one … is numbler ONE.

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