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Swim Races & Events

Swim Races and Open Water Swimming events from all around the world. Ranging from 1.5-10 Km distance swims they are not only about the swimming. These are social events and festivals of open water swimming. Perhaps a great day or weekend out or longer, combining more leisurely swims and opportunities to explore the local country and culture.

Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim

The iconic Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim is back in 2019, bigger and better than ever. Complete an unforgettable crossing from Asia to Europe as the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul comes to a standstill for this annual event. Join more than 2,400 competitors from across the globe as swimmers take over the Bosphorus waters and one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world is temporarily closed to traffic.

3 days
Swim Races & Event
6km/day
Jul '19
From £580

Hellespont and Dardanelles Swim

Hellespont and Dardanelles: THE WORLD’S OLDEST SWIM. It’s been said that you can’t call yourself a true open water swimmer until you’ve completed this historic cross-continental swim from Europe to Asia in Turkey. From the challenge of the swim itself to the region’s incredible history, this event is a must-do for open water swimmers from around the globe.

4 days
Swim Races & Event
4km/day
Aug '19
From £540