The 11th edition of the Swim Challenge Cascais is introducing the Travessia Lisboa Cascais, a 20km open water race that promises to be a significant addition to the world of open water swimming. This year's Swim Challenge Cascais starting on September 23, 2023 is its most international event ever with 27 nations represented. The Travessia Lisboa Cascais starts from Belém Dock in Lisbon, culminating at Pescadores Beach in Cascais. Participants will cover approximately 9km in the river and 11km in the ocean. The tide flow speeds within the river can reach up to 2.5 m/s (9
In the world of open water swimming, few events hold the prestige of the Capri-Napoli Marathon. We approach its 70th anniversary this year, on Saturday, September 9th and the 58th edition of this iconic race promises to be a thrilling event. The Capri-Napoli Marathon has always attracted top-tier talent. The starting list boasts 20 swimmers from six different countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Italy, and North Macedonia. The athletes range in age from young prodigies to seasoned veterans promising this will be a dynamic competition. On the men's side, notable participants include the reigning champion Alessio
Italians Triumph at the 69th La Traversée internationale du lac Saint-Jean in Challenging Conditions
La Traversée internationale du lac Saint-Jean has always presented a formidable challenge for the strongest swimmers worldwide. This year, it was very apparent with almost half of the participants succumbing to the race's strenuous demands and withdrawing mid-route. The Italians stepped up, and thanks to a game plan, they distinguished themselves from the competition and seized the podium. Francesco Ghettini emerged the champion, enduring the cold water for 6 hours, 47 minutes, and 15 seconds before claiming his victory. Ghettini led the race, trailed closely by his compatriots Alessio Occhipinti and Matteo Furlan, who claimed the
News from La Traversée internationale du lac Saint-Jean: For the first time ever, La Traversée internationale du lac Saint-Jean on July 29, 2023 will welcome French swimmer and double world champion of the 25-kilometer distance, Axel Reymond. He will compete in the 32 km race on July 29th, guaranteeing an exhilarating show. At present, Axel Reymond stands as the premier long-distance open water swimmer. "We've been hoping to see him compete at Roberval for years now. We are thrilled to finally host him. This is going to be a highly competitive event," asserts Jérémie Bonneau, the
Portugal will join the UltraMarathon Swim Series world circuit with the 20km Travessia Lisboa Cascais. The event is part of the 11th edition of the LIDL Swim Challenge – September 23rd and 24th, 2023 Registration opens March 28th at www.swim-challenge.com For the first time, Portugal will be hosting a stage of the most challenging open water ultra-marathon swimming circuit, the UltraMarathon Swim Series organized by the World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA). The Travessia Lisboa Cascais, which will take place on September 23rd with a 20km course, will be the longest race ever held in mainland Portugal. Starting
Morgane Dornic, Edoardo Stochino Win Traversée Internationale du Lac St-Jean – UltraMarathon Swim Series
Morgane Dornic of France and Edoardo Stochino of Italy won the 32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean professional marathon swimming circuit on the inaugural 2022 UltraMarathon Swim Series.
David Heron won the inaugural Trans Tahoe Solo on the third leg of the 2022 UltraMarathon Swim Series circuit in Lake Tahoe.