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La Patagones Viedma

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The La Patagones Viedma (Maraton Patagones-Viedma International Open Water Swim or Las Patagones-Viedma) is a FINA-sanctioned 10 km professional marathon swim that is part of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit and supported by the Confederacion Argentina de Deportes Acuaticos. The competition will follow the rules of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit.

The course is four loops of a 2.5-kilometer buoyed circuit. The total prize money is US$20,000.

2016 La Patagones Viedma Edition[edit]

2017 La Patagones Viedma Edition[edit]

2017 FINA Open Water Mass Swimming World Series[edit]

Race Information[edit]

  • Date/Fecha: Saturday, February 4th 2012 / Sábado 4 de Febrero 2012
  • Location/Lugar: In the Río Negro (River Negro) between the cities of Camen de Patagones and Viedma in the Patagonia region of Argentina / En el río Negro, frente a las ciudades de Carmen de Patagones y Viedma, en la región de la Patagonia Argentina.
  • Distance/Distancia: 10K - 4 loops of a 2.5K course / 10K - circuito boyado de 2,5K (4 vueltas)
  • Prize Purse / Premios: US$20,000
  • Registration/Inscripción: Final registration is due January 25th 2012 / Fecha final para enviar las inscripciones 25 de enero de 2012
  • President/Presidente de la Carrera: Ing. Marcelo Guiscardo
  • Race Director/Director de la Carrera: Sr. Claudio Plit
  • River Flow/Caudal del río: 1.000 metros cúbicos por segundo
  • Expected Water Temperature/Temperatura del agua: 22°C (71°F)
  • Expected Air Temperature/Temperatura ambiente: 24°C (74°F)

The Maraton Patagones-Viedma International Open Water Swim was also a stop on the FINA Open Water Mass Swimming World Series that includes a 1.6 km sprint race for the professional marathon swimmers, El Cruce Del Rio, a 600m shore-to-shore (bank-to-bank race for 200 amateur swimmers, the Iron Kids races of 20m to 50m in distance for 5-10 year old swimmers, and La Puente a Puente, a downstream river swim bridge to bridge starting on one side of the river and finishing 3.8 km on the other for swimmers over 13 years old.

The courses were on the Patagones side of the river that bridged the opposite sides of the Rio Negro, Patagones and Viedma.

Contact[edit]

FINA Open Water Swim World Events[edit]

The event is part of the FINA Open Water Swim World Events, a one-loop race series held before the FINA World Cup races for amateur and masters swimmers.

1st race - 6 February - La Patagones Viedma (Argentina), part of Maraton Patagones-Viedma International Open Water Swim
2nd race - 18 June - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
3rd race - 23 July - Lac St-Jean (Canada), part of the Traversee international du Lac St-Jean
4th race - 12 August - Lac Mégantic (Canada), part of the Traversee international du Lac Mégantic
5th race - 9 October - Chun'an (China)
6th race - 16 October - Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

2015 FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup Series[edit]

1st race - 7 February - La Patagones Viedma (Argentina), part of Maraton Patagones-Viedma International Open Water Swim
2nd race - 13 March - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
3rd race - 18 April - New Caledonia, France
4th race - 2 May - Cancun (Mexico)
5th race - 20 June - Balatonfured, Hungary
6th race - 27 June - Setúbal Bay (Portugal)
7th race - 23 July - Lac St-Jean (Canada), part of the Traversee international du Lac St-Jean
8th race - 31 July - Lac Magog (Canada), part of the Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog
9th race - 8 August - Lac Mégantic (Canada), part of the Traversee international du Lac Mégantic
10th race - 12 October - Chun'an (China)
11th race - 17 October - Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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