Posts Tagged ‘Lake’

How About Swimming in Guatemala City?

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Swimming-in-Guatemala-City-by-Hugo-Muralles

Guatemalan athletes seem to be having a recent boom in all kinds of disciplines and I just think that in a country so small like ours, this spreads and inspire a lot of people faster than a bigger city. Just to mention a few of them: Mirna Ortiz, Mayra Herrera, Erick Barrondo. Eli has covered a lot of activity with biking and hiking in Guatemala City, but what about swimming?

The cheapest option in Guatemala City probably would be the olympic pool at San Carlos University, is open to the public and I hear it’s not expensive. But I guess if you’re serious about it, you can always consider to enroll in the official national institution: National Federation of Swim, Diving and Water Polo.

There’s always gyms, probably the most expensive of all the options but if you need flexibility related to the location or schedule, this is your best option.

I ignore the exact definition of “open waters” but since Guatemala it’s a country with so many natural resources, I’m sure (and I’ve heard of this) several lakes in the country are used to train this discipline.  In the picture above, a guy swimming in the Lake Petén Itzá.  I hear there’s fear to overcome when swimming in open waters, and from all my fears, this is the greatest one, I think.  Maybe I’ll do a few interviews related to this discipline in the future.

Welcome to Petén

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Petén is not just Tikal, it is far more… Here we are at the Eastern most side of Lake Petén Itzá, on the town El Remate. Does anybody remember the event that led to the astronomical view of the moon with the “company” of two planets? What are the names of the planets? 🙂

text and photo by Arturo Godoy

Arturo Godoy PortraitAbout Guest Contributor: Arturo Godoy is married to photography after having divorced biology. He is now living in La Antigua Guatemala. He is starting up his photography business after making the transition from amateur photographer to a paid one, hence now a pro. In the few years he’s been in photography he’s had six expositions, and is working on two photographic books, one about expressions of women (a shared book with his dearest friends) and one about conservation of nature. His love to photography rises from expressing something through whatever kind of natural beauty that crosses him and his camera. You can browse and purchase photos from his portfolio at ArturoGodoy.com web site.