The # VplavDnepr project started on August 5 at the border with Belarus and ended on September 10 in Kherson in 36 days. Every day the swimmer reached about 30 km, and the maximum distance that Michael went for a day was 38 km.
During the action, thanks to regular monitoring of the health of the athlete, unique data were obtained about the real capabilities of the human body, its reactions to prolonged physical activity.
The possibilities of the human body are unlimited. Through our actions, we are setting an example and signaling to a new generation that each of us is responsible for our own future and the future of our country. I am sure that the swim will remain in the history of Ukraine and Ukrainian sport, “- says the record player Mykhailo Romanyshyn.
Due to regular and systematic measurements of water along the route of the swim, the record team received information about the real state of the Dnieper ecology.
The purpose of the action was to draw attention of the media and the public to the problems of the Dnieper environment and to promote sport, especially among children and young people.
“I hope we will attract young people’s attention to sports – a minimum of gadgets, more fresh air and clean water! We have pursued several goals, but first and foremost it is to attract attention to the environmental problems of the Dnieper River, to promote sports among our citizens and to create a charity fund to help to children-athletes ”, – said the project organizer Maxim Urakin.
The project was implemented with the support of leading Ukrainian companies for which the topics of ecology and sports development are of priority: Arterium company, law firm Revealing Information, Consulting group A-95, network of medical laboratories “Sinevo”, “Maxevents”, network of CLO gas stations, information agency Interfax-Ukraine.