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Balatonfured

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Balatonfüred is a small town with 13,500 inhabitants, on the north shore of Lake Balaton, surrounded by gently sloping hillocks. There are mountains on the north and the beautiful lake on the south with ancient living quarters, old buildings, churches, homely vineyards, parks, and mighty old trees. is a small town with 13,500 inhabitants, on the north shore of Lake Balaton, surrounded by gently sloping hillocks. There are mountains on the north and the beautiful lake on the south with ancient living quarters, old is mainly known by its climate which is very similar to the Mediterranean and its spring waters containing carbonic acid.

Balatonfüred and its surrounding settlements lie in the so-called Balaton Riviera. This expression refers to the special micro-climate.

Open Water Swimming

Balatonfüred is site of the 2014 FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships when FINA cancelled the original site location of Eilat, Israel. It is also site of a 10 km professional marathon swimming event on the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series circuit, and the 3 km open water swimming races at the 2017 FINA World Masters Swimming Championships.

2018 FINA Marathon Swim World Series

It is site of the fourth 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 - Balatonfüred, 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)

FINA World Cup Mass Participation Race

2017 FINA Open Water Mass Swimming World Series

Winners At 2016 FINA World Cup in Balatonfüred

2018 FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series in Balatonfüred

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