Mimi Hughes, Open Water Swimmer Tries out a Riverflow System
“I was worried when I was trying out the Riverflow Pump system that I would get bored. But I was wrong, very wrong.” Explained Mimi Hughes, an accomplished and revered open water swimmer from Tennessee has made open water swimming a part of her life. From swimming the Bering Strait between Alaska to Russia, to conquering the foreboding waters around Alcatraz through the San Francisco Bay to the mainland. Hughes has tackled the Tennessee River in her quest to raise public awareness about the river’s polluted conditions and is no stranger to a variety of water current and unusual conditions.
Within the current of the pool, Hughes found her comfort zone, her swimming rhythm and worked with the current. “I actually like the feel of a water current as opposed to just a swim. For someone like me who loves open water swimming, I didn’t think I’d like the confinement of the pool. But, the Riverflow current gave me the feeling of being in the open water. I truly felt like I was there. ” Hughes explained. “I never found it boring. I meditate when I swim and I could do that in the Riverflow. I wish I had my own.”