Mark Beaumont with a swimming team from the Maldives
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Queen's Baton Relay: The Maldives sea-faring swim team

As Mark Beaumont arrived in the Maldives he met with group of young swimmers and discovered that due to a lack of facilities they train in the Indian Ocean.

While training for local and international competitions the group explained they have to watch out for obstacles such as jelly fish and rubbish.

The Queen's Baton Relay made the shortest trip of the 288-day tour around the Commonwealth, when it stopped for two-hour stay in the Maldives.

  • 25 Oct 2013
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