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Traversée internationale du lac Mégantic

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Rhys Mainstone on the shores of Lac Mégantic in Quebec, Canada before winning the 2015 Traversée internationale du Lac Mégantic as part of the FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit
One of the international professional marathon swimmers at the Traversée internationale du lac Mégantic
Fran Crippen at the Traversée internationale du lac Mégantic

The Traversée internationale du lac Mégantic is a point-to-point professional marathon swimming competition and an amateur open water swimming event that is part of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup pro circuit.

The Traversée internationale du lac Mégantic starts at Piopolis’ municipal beach in lac Mégantic in Québec, Canada in August. Each swimmer must be accompanied by a qualified coach and must confirm their participation before 30 June 2012. It is organized by race director Kevin Laflamme.

It is one of Canada's Top Open Water Swims and one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims.

Distance

10 km

Type

Lake

Location

City lac Mégantic

State/County/Province Québec

Country Canada

Region Americas

Contact

Email ktheflame@hotmail.com

Event Information

Month: August

Event Date: 11 August 2012

Website: www.traverseedulacmegantic.com

Class: Professional

Wetsuit: No

2018 FINA Marathon Swim World Series

It is site of the sixth leg of the 2018 FINA Marathon Swim World Series, professional 10 km marathon swims:

2015 FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup Series

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 - Cancún (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 Traversée 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 Traversée international du Lac Mégantic
10th race - 12 October - Chun'an (China)
11th race - 17 October - Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

FINA Open Water Swim World Events

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)

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