Eirik Ravnan is a Norwegian open water swimmer who was previously a member of the Stanford varsity swim team. A time back, he posted a video on his Facebook of swimming the IM backward, but it wasn’t of great quality.
Now, Eirik has upped the production value, and posted a new version of the video.
The value of this exercise: showing off? Demonstrating will-power? Improving body awareness? Just to prove he can? Because it’s a more fun way to swim a 400 IM? Did I just say a 400 IM could be fun?
I’m sure we could all come up with a justification if we tried hard enough, but ultimately, we enjoyed watching it, and thought you might too. there’s a short 60-second clip above, and you can watch the full video on Eirik’s Facebook page below.