The 41st national long-distance swimming tournament last weekend raised over 23 million VND (1,100 USD) in support of coast guards and fishermen working on and off the coasts of the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes.

The tournament, held in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, attracted over 100 swimmers from 13 cities and provinces.

They competed for medals in four distances, ranging from 1km to 6km.

The Da Nang team was ranked first, followed by those from the Ministry of Defence and Thua Thien – Hue province.-VNA