Competitors Battle It Out At Britains Bog Snorkeling Championships

LONDON (AP) — Intrepid athletes donned snorkels and slithered by way of slime on Sunday throughout one in every of Britain’s quirkiest sporting occasions: the World Lavatory Snorkeling Championships.

The annual competitors within the tiny city of Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales, sees opponents race to finish two lengths of a 60-yard (55 meter) water-filled trench minimize by way of a peat lavatory. They will use flippers on their toes, however typical swimming strokes are banned.

Some contestants accessorized their snorkels, masks and flippers with extra flamboyant touches ― one carried a large plastic toad on their head, one other had a washing cap adorned with flowers. Spectators additionally acquired in on the enjoyable, with two sporting pink cardboard containers proclaiming them to be restricted version bog-snorkeling Barbie and Ken.

Rivals on the thirty fifth annual contest had been hoping to beat the time of present world record-holder Neil Rutter, who gained in 1 minute, 18 seconds in 2018.