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Swim The Island

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Award-winning photograph by Davide Lopresti of the Swim The Island event in Italy
Start of Swim the Island in Italy
Competing in Swim the Island, hosted by Matteo Testa
2014-2015 WOWSS offers 13 races around the world including Swim The Island
Swim The Island is the cover story for the October 2015 issue of Open Water Swimming Magazine

Swim The Island is a 3-race open water swimming competition held in the northwest coast of Italy in Bergeggi (Savona) Stella Maris Beach, Villaggio del Sole beach. It is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims and World's Top 100 Island Swims and waspart of the 2014-2015 and 2015- 2016 World Open Water Swimming Series, annually held in October.

Distance[edit]

1700 meters, 3500 meters, 5000 meters

Type[edit]

Sea

Location[edit]

City Bergeggi (Savona) Stella Maris Beach, Villaggio del Sole beach

State/County/Province Bergeggi (Savona)

Country Italy

Region Europe

Contact[edit]

Name Matteo Testa, Co-Directors : Pamela Aimar, Elena Carpignano, Fabio Dispari

Email info@bewater.fr

  • Phone - +39 389 180 77 61

Event Information[edit]

  • Date: 8-9 October 2016
  • Distance: 3 event distances are available: short, medium and long distance for all swimming abilities, from first timers to Olympic champions. Any swimmer can participate in the short distance (1700m) and the long distance race (5000m).
  • Water Temperature: 22-24C

2014-2015 World Open Water Swimming Series Events[edit]

1. aQuellé Midmar Mile in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in February. Race director Wayne Riddin
2. Miami Mile in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. in April. Race director Jonathan Strauss
3. El Cruce in Cancún, Mexico in May. Race director Rafael Hernández
4. Jax Coco Shek O Challenge in Hong Kong in July. Race director Doug Woodring
5. Henley Mile in Henley-on-the-Thames, United Kingdom in July. Race director Tom Kean
6. Hellespont and Dardanelles Swim in Turkey in August. Race director Simon Murie
7. Aichi Crossing in Nagoya, Japan in August. Race director Yutaka Shinozaki
8. BCT Gdynia Marathon – Open Race in Gdynia, Poland in August. Race director Tomasz Pąchalski
9. Waikiki Roughwater Swim in Oahu, Hawaii in September. Race director Kaia Hedlund
10. Swim The Island in Italy in October. Race director Matteo Testa
11. The Five in Hong Kong in October. Race director Doug Woodring
12. King and Queen of the Sea in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in December. Race director Pedro Rego Monteiro
13. Stroke for Egypt in the Red Sea, Egypt in December. Race coordinator Mohamed Marouf

2015-2016 World Open Water Swimming Series[edit]

The Swim the Island 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

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