1,000 Words: The Bog Snorkeling Championships

There are times when it seems as though the world is in flames. These are the times when we must remember that humankind occasionally stops to cheer on people who show up for the World Bog Snorkeling Championships held in the Waen Rhydd peat bog in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales over the weekend.

Competitors, without using traditional swimming strokes, must swim along a 60-yard trench through a peat bog.


Why not?