Ecoswimming includes open water swims, relays, stage swims, races or charity swims with one or more of the following goals:

  1. aims to protect, conserve or call attention to the environment or ecology,
  2. improve or protect the welfare of marine life or the local or indigenous area,
  3. incorporates education of the natural environment or ecology,
  4. is conducted in an ecologically-sustainable or environmentally-friendly manner,
  5. is held in areas that are under environmental protection or that protect marine life,
  6. aims to create or enhance environmental or ecological awareness,
  7. raises money or provides direct financial benefits for conservation, marine life or environmental protection, research and/or education,
  8. builds awareness or provides education of a local community or culture,
  9. lobbies local governments or officials for access to, protection of or a clean-up of a waterway, or
  10. minimizes the impact of mankind on the environment

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Turks & Caicos “Race for the Conch” Eco-SeaSwim @ Rickey's Flamingo Cafe
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Join us a 1 mile and/or 2.4 mile event through the beautiful waters of the Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands. Designed for both novices new to the sport of open water racing and elite swimmers looking for a challenge. The race attracts some of the top swimmers in the world, including open water star Marcos Diaz from the Dominican Republic. Praised for its organization, excellent course along the shore, and redundant safety measures.

The Cold Half – Extreme Marathon Swim – 15km, solo or teams of 2, Hong Kong @ Stanley Main Beach to Middle Island
Feb 14 – Feb 15 all-day

The 2nd annual Cold Half is an incredible training opportunity for those wanting some good mileage in good conditions (meaning potentially tough), amazing scenery, and a great group of motivated do-ers.  This is for solos and teams of 2 only (30min legs).   This year, we are also creating the new "Cold Standard" race, which includes doing the Cold Half solo, and the next day, running in the Standard Chartered Marathon (full length).  We can help get entries to the always-sold-out Standard Chartered Marathon if you let us know by September 15th, 2013.   This is going to be a big race-double for those who are thriving on adrenaline.

Race for the Conch @ Grace Bay (Ricky's Flamingo Cafe)
Jul 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Turks & Caicos “Race for the Conch” Eco-SeaSwim @ Rickie's Flamingo Cafe, Grace Bay
Jul 5 @ 3:00 pm

Join for what Open Water Source calls "One of the most gorgeous swims in the world." 1/2 mile, 1 mile, and 2.4 mile distances. 1 mile and 2.4 mile can be done back to back to get two races in one day. Grace Bay is consistently rated the best or one of the best beaches in the world. Swimmers swim through clear, turquoise water and see marine life along the way. Perfect for swimmers new to open water racing as well as experienced pros looking to take home a conch trophy.

Turks & Caicos “Race for the Conch” Eco-SeaSwim @ Ricky's Flamingo Cafe Beach
Jul 6 – Jul 7 all-day

1 mile and 2.4 mile races in one the clear, calm, turquoise waters of Grace Bay in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Races can be done back-to-back. Well organized. Top competition. Carved conch trophy prizes. Great for swimmers new to the sport.

Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim @ Ed'ZBerg Sugar Pine State Park, CA
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Lake Tahoe is one of the world’s most famous sporting playgrounds. The region has an almost endless variety of spectacular mountain biking trails, adventurous hikes and, of course, waterborne activities on the “Big Blue” - Lake Tahoe - one of the largest, deepest and purest alpine lakes on earth. The Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim is a celebration of the natural environment of the Tahoe region featuring the beautiful, clear and clean water of Lake Tahoe and the white sand beaches of California's Ed'ZBerg Sugar Pine State Park.

Swim The Island @ Isola di Bergeggi
Oct 6 all-day

The SwimTheIsland event is the ultimate sea water experience and is an annual open water swimming race held in the protected marine environment of Bergeggi, Italy. Organized byMatteo Testa, the third edition will be held on 6 October 2013 where the swimmers to the Isola di Bergeggi and along the beautiful coastline of Riserva Naturale Regionale.

1.7 km, 3.5 km, 5.0 km
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am

SWIMTHEISLAND is the ultimate open water swimming event taking place in the fascinating Marine Protected Area of Bergeggi, in the north-west coast of Italy.

The event takes place in an absolutely spectacular natural setting, offering swimmers the vision of one of the mostextraordinary seabeds of the Mediterranean sea.

The Clean Half – Extreme Marathon Swim – 15km, 5-team Relay, or Solo, Hong Kong @ Stanley Main Beach
Oct 11 all-day

Join us for the 7th annual Clean Half swim, around some amazing cliffs, islands and scenery in Hong Kong.  Warm water, great people, and an incredible city.  This is a 5-person relay race, or, solo event.  Organizer will arrange support boats for those who need them.  This is ranked as Asia's top ocean swim.

The Five – 5km Ocean Swim, Hong Kong @ Stanley Murray House to Repulse Bay
Oct 19 all-day

The Five is the newest in our series of amazing Hong Kong open water swims.  This one is also the first to have prize money offered.  This 5km race is part of the new Southern Beach Games, which will also include a 2-day Beach Water Polo tournament, canoe polo, beach handball, and beach dodge ball.   Come swim in warm waters and see some incredible scenery, all on the back side of Hong Kong.  The "clean side."