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Swim Challenge Cascais

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Open water swimmer competing in the Swim Challenge Cascais, a WOWSS open water swim held in Cascais, Portugal
Swim Challenge Cascais is a sanctioned race in the 2015-2016 World Open Water Swimming Series, the premier open water swimming series on the global circuit
Swim Challenge Cascais on cover of Open Water Swimming Magazine

Swim Challenge Cascais is a large open water swimming competition in Cascais along the Estoril coast in Portugal, organized by Jorge Paulo Pereira of 3 Iron Sports. It is part of the 2015-2016 World Open Water Swimming Series.

2015-2016 World Open Water Swimming Series Events[edit]

The event is part of the 2015-2016 World Open Water Swimming Series (WOWSS), a global series of open water swimming competitions. FINIS and Ocean Recovery Alliance present the global open water swimming, a 17-race series spans Africa, North America, South America, Asia and Europe and includes some of the world’s most innovative, enjoyable, beautiful and signature open water swimming competitions.

1. Cold Half Extreme Marathon Swim in Hong Kong. Race director Doug Woodring
2. aQuellé Midmar Mile in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in February. Race director Wayne Riddin
3. Miami Mile in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. in April. Race director Jonathan Strauss
4. El Cruce in Cancún, Mexico in May. Race director Rafael Hernández
5. Swim Challenge Cascais in Cascais, Portugal. Race director Jorge Paulo Pereira
6. Jax Coco Shek O Challenge in Hong Kong in July. Race director Doug Woodring
7. Henley Mile in Henley-on-the-Thames, United Kingdom in July. Race director Tom Kean
8. Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim in Cork, Ireland in July. Race director Joe Donnelly
9. Hellespont and Dardanelles Swim in Turkey in August. Race director Simon Murie
10. BCT Gdynia Marathon – Open Race in Gdynia, Poland in August. Race director Tomasz Pąchalski
11. Waikiki Roughwater Swim in Oahu, Hawaii in September. Race director Kaia Hedlund
12. International Masters Open Water Swim in Shizuoka, Japan in September. Race director Yutaka Shinozaki
13. Cruce Aguas Abiertas Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica in September. Race director Joe Bernini
14. Swim The Island in Italy in October. Race director Matteo Testa
15. The Five in Hong Kong in October. Race director Doug Woodring
16. King and Queen of the Sea in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in December. Race director Pedro Rego Monteiro
17. Stroke for Egypt in the Red Sea, Egypt in December. Race coordinator Mohamed Marouf

Race Distances[edit]

200m, 400m, Cascais Mile, Milha Open

Videos[edit]

2016 Video[edit]

2013 Video[edit]

2012 Video[edit]

Location[edit]

Cascais is a coastal town and a municipality in Portugal, 30 kilometers (19 miles) west of Lisbon. The former fishing village gained fame as a resort for Portugal's royal family in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Nowadays, it is a popular vacation spot for both Portuguese and foreign tourists. It is located in the Estoril Coast.

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