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Big Swim part of Cultural Olympiad

More than 200 people in London and Oxford were given a unique opportunity to swim in a cloud of light and colour based on the five Olympic colours.

…Visual artist Tine Bech, said: “The Big Swim proved to be a fantastic way to celebrate one year until the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“It was a great that so many people took part in a Cultural Olympiad event like this and we hope they enjoyed becoming part of a live piece of art and, of course, the unique experience of swimming in a cloud of colours.

“The installation was meant to be a playful art experience which promoted the local community’s interest in swimming ahead of London 2012 but I think people took a lot more away from it than that.”

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Printed in Swimming Times, Vol LXXXVIII, Issue 9, September 2011.

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