The Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean, an open water swimming marathon covering 32 km between Péribonka and Roberval (Québec, Canada), is held annually on the last Saturday in July. Some 25 male and female swimmers from a dozen countries participate in this cult event, which requires an average of 7 hours of effort. Join thousands of spectators at the Roberval Wharf to give these great athletes a warm welcome! Moving and spectacular finishes! Also, take advantage of the many free or budget-friendly family activities offered, including shows and fireworks by the majestic lake, kid’s day, exhibitions, a parade starring the swimmers and ultra safe competitions for amateur open water swimmers (1, 2, 5 km and Defi Plouf). Do not miss the traditional “Supper in the Streets,” sponsored by Loto-Québec. This gargantuan outdoor meal unites 10,000 guests around one table stretching over one kilometre!
Founded in 1981, Catalina Swim Federation is a volunteer, non-profit organization with Directors and members from around the world. Our goals are to promote interest in Catalina Channel Swimming, advise those intending to make the swim, promote the safety of the swimmer, observe and authenticate persons who swim the Catalina Channel and gather and preserve historical data.
Our mission statement has changed very little since we were founded in 1927 – it has always been and continues to be the promotion of the sport of sea swimming, with the emphasis on assisting people in their attempt to swim the English Channel in safety. We are also particularly keen to promote the sport amongst the younger generation, particularly bringing into focus the safety factors when swimming in the sea. This we believe helps towards promoting safety on our beaches today and also builds the inner confidence of our younger swimmers.
The Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation is a Governing body for English Channel Swimming. The CS&PF is the largest organisation for English Channel swimming. In 2011, the CS&PF successfully piloted 44 swimmers to their goal of swimming the English Channel.
Founded in 1978. Sports associations MPHDP Old Town was established in 1976 with the aim of organizing the International Croatian Championship in long distance swimming, the popular Faros Marathon which has been continuously held for 38 years in the Old Town.
FINA is the international governing body for the sport of Aquatics: swimming, open water swimming, diving, water polo, synchronised swimming, high diving and Masters programme / activity.
The International Swimming Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit educational organization located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our mission is to promote the benefits and importance of swimming as a key to fitness, good health, quality of life, and the water safety of children. We will accomplish this through operation of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, a dynamic shrine dedicated to the history, memory, and recognition of the famous swimmers, divers, water polo players, synchronized swimmers, and persons involved in life saving activities and education, throughout the world, whose lives and accomplishments will serve to inspire, educate, and be role models for all those who participate in the Hall of Fame’s experience and programs.
The Irish Long Distance Swimming Association was formed in 1966 when open water swimming was relatively unknown in Ireland. None the less, in the following year the association held it’s first season of events in both Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland and since then, over the decades has increased greatly in size and stature and is now known to all governing bodies worldwide and has an international reputation that is “Second to none”.
The Open Water Swimming Committee of the Indonesian Swimming Federation (PRSI) received a Certificate of Merit by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in its Class of 2013 for its contributors to Open Water/Marathon Swimming and was recognized as an Honour Organisation by theInternational Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in its Class of 2014 for its hosting of the Asian Beach Games and the Southeast Asian Games (or SEA Games).
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The Rottnest Channel Swim Association is a not-for-profit organisation that was established in 1989 with the objective of promoting an interest in swimming across the Rottnest Channel.
The Rottnest Channel Swim Association is managed by an Executive Officer, an Event Assistant, and a volunteer committee.
The International Swimming Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit educational organization located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our mission is to promote the benefits and importance of swimming as a key to fitness, good health, quality of life, and the water safety of children. Shop for SafeSwimmer™ products at the online store.
It is almost 40 years since the club was founded and 1974 saw the first committee meeting of the JLDSC with Maurice Lakeman as President and other committee members including Fay Devereux, Leighton De St Paer and Leslie Minty. After the foundation of the club, Jane Luscombe became the second person to swim around the island in 1976.
The foundation of the club was the starting point for what has become possibly the most successful open water swimming club in the world. Jersey hosts two local swims which are now becoming natural precursors for many swimmers contemplating a future Channel swim.
Varne Ridge is a small secluded & exclusive family-
The Capel Cliffs, between Folkestone and Dover, are appreciated by visitors yearly.
Varne Ridge lays just back from the North Downs which extends along the southeast