Seine

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Pont Alexandre III on the Seine in Paris will be the starting point of the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2024 Paris Olympics on 8-9 August 2024
Abdellatief Abou Heif and Hassan Hamad tied for first in the 28 km Le Marathon Nautique de Paris (La Traversée de Paris) held in June 1953 down the Seine

The Seine (French: La Seine) is a river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France. It flows through Paris and into the English Channel at Le Havre (and Honfleur on the left bank). It is navigable by ocean-going vessels as far as Rouen, 120 km (75 mi) from the sea. Over 60% of its length, as far as Burgundy, is negotiable by commercial riverboats and nearly its whole length is available for recreational boating; excursion boats offer sightseeing tours of the Rive Droite and Rive Gauche within the city of Paris.

Open Water Swimming

It was site of the open water swimming competitions at the 1900 Paris Olympic Games.

Locations of Olympic Swimming Events in the Open Water

In the modern Olympic Games, swimming events were held in open bodies of water that included the following:

Open Water Swimming

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