“Kolkhuri” is an unusual method of swimming that once interested a citizen of Sevastopol, Oleg Sofyanik. Now he swims with his hands and legs tied with elastic bandage. Those who invented such “kolkhuri” are sure that a man practising it becomes hardy, brave and is not afraid of death.
Oleg decided to swim 400 meters (1312 ft) in the “kolkhuri” style. He had been training for three weeks to do it.
It took Oleg twenty minutes to swim at such a distance. He says it can be compared to the way dolphins swim.
According to Oleg it was hard only in the first minutes, then he started to feel easy and light.