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Three Swims Tour

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The Three Swims Tour is an amateur open water swimming competition in Karelia, Russia. Karelia is a region in Russia with beautiful rivers and lakes. Onega Lake is one of the largest in Europe and is a cultural heritage of Russia: Kizhi architecture is located on one of the Onega islands and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.


  • first stage of the Three Swims Tour takes part in Kostomuksha on 11 July 2015 in Karelia, a one-nautical mile swim and 3 km distance on Kontokki Lake with the expected water temperature between 14-17°C.
  • second stage is held in St. Petersburg on 25 July 2015 and consists of a 25 km marathon swim in the Gulf of Finland between St.Petersburg – Kronstadt where the water temperature is between 17-21°C. It is a team relay race for 2 to 6 swimmers.
  • third stage is held on 2 August 2015 in Petrozavodsk Bay on Omega Lake (Karelia) Russia at the Onego Swim, 1.5 km, 2.5 km, 5 km and 10 km races with the water temperature between 16-19°C along a coastline course.

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