Race Calendar

This page provides an ongoing list of all upcoming open water swimming events in the database in chronological order.  To search events by category, click on the other links in the menu (e.g., Charity Swims, Eco Swims, Relay Swims, etc.)

 

Dec
1
Thu
2016
River Murray Swim ~ Take Your Dream @ Murray River
Dec 1 2016 @ 8:00 am – Mar 31 2017 @ 5:00 pm

There’s no denying it: by doing what you love you inspire and awaken the hearts of
others. Inspiring Australia’s youth is at the core of Team Help!’s goal. How do they achieve
that? As father and sons, they’re setting out to break a current world record and swim
Australia’s longest river, the River Murray – a total distance of 2508 Kilometers.
The Murray rises in the Australian Alps, draining the western side of Australia's highest
mountains, and then meanders across Australia's inland plains, forming the border between the states of New South Wales and Victoria as it flows to the northwest into South Australia. It turns south at Morgan for its final 315 kilometers (196 mi), reaching the ocean at Lake Alexandrina.
The water of the Murray flows through several terminal lakes that fluctuate in salinity (and were
often fresh until recent decades) including Lake Alexandrina and The Coorong before emptying
through the Murray Mouth into the southeastern portion of the Indian Ocean.
Eric Helmick and his sons Hunter Helmick and Tuck Helmick are the founders of Team Help!.
Tuck will be assisting with river logistics while Eric and Hunter solo-team the river swim. “An
endurance swim is not really my life’s dream,” says Eric. “But doing something epic that
inspires others to live big, is!”

Training has already begun for Eric and Hunter who work out twice daily including swimming the bay in Byron Bay, Australia where they currently reside. “There have been a number of shark attacks in the area over the past few years, and after a huge storm surge this week, the water is murky and rough,” says Hunter. “The swim isn’t far, just about 1.5 kilometers, but it’s cool water and a good early morning workout.”
Two people have swum the River Murray prior to the Helmicks. In 1993, Graham Middleton of
Corryong, Australia swam 2336 of the 2508 kilometers over 138 consecutive days. In 2001,
Tammy Van Wisse, a champion marathon swimmer, swam the length of the river in 106
consecutive days. The Helmicks are planning to complete the journey in 90 consecutive days,
swimming an average of 17 miles per day.

Mar
28
Tue
2017
Winter Swimming World Championships, ???, Russia
Mar 28 – Mar 30 all-day
Apr
4
Tue
2017
Swim the Costa Brava race @ L´escala, Gerona (Costa Brava). SPAIN
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day

Swim The Costa Brava aims at becoming the meeting point for all the open water swimmers at national as well as international level.

We understand that certain trends have changed and so have the concerns of thousands of followers and sportsmen enthusiasts of open water swimming. The first stage (Swim the Costa Brava) within the European Open Water Swimming Championship is born precisely out of the desire to address these changes and to honour this sports disicpline.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Race: Swim the Costa brava
Location: Cala Montgó, l’Escala (Spain)
Dates: 21st and 22nd of September 2013
Distances: 1.5 km / 3.5 km / 6.o km
Limited number of participants: 300
This event qualifies for the PROSwim Challenge.

You can either fly to Barcelona International Airport, called Barcelona El Prat airport or to the Girona/Costa Brava airport. May we remind you that transfers are provided from/to Barcelona and Girona Airports for those participants booking our ACCOMMODATION + TRANSFER package. 

Apr
5
Wed
2017
Peluso Open Water Race Series – Race #1 @ American Legion Post 354 - Upper James River
Apr 5 all-day

The only Open Water Race Series in Virginia is the Peluso Open Water Race Series presented by Commonwealth Sports Medicine.  This metric mile series is held on a private lot on the Upper James River and helps support the American Legion, Post 354.

Winter swimming, Nová Paka, Czech Republic @ Nová Paka
Apr 5 all-day
Date:                     Saturday, 5 April, 2014 (All day)

http://www.zimni-plavani.info/Kalend%C3%A1%C5%99.aspx

Apr
7
Fri
2017
Osterfeuer-Baden in Riesa-Strehla, Germany @ Riesa-Strehla, Germany
Apr 7 all-day
Apr
11
Tue
2017
Swim the Costa Brava Easter OW Training Camp @ Culture Sport 365 LTD
Apr 11 – Apr 18 all-day
Date:  Friday, 11 April, 2014 (All day) - Friday, 18 April, 2014 (All day)

Easter open water swimming training camp on Costa Brava

 

catalonia in europe mapCosta Brava, Spain offers a perfect combination of stunning landscapes, mild climate, culture and cuisine.

This ideal amalgam of elements is part of the experience the athlete is going to live during his training camp, including alternative leisure options to enjoy after training sessions. A spectacular location on the edge of the sea has been selected for you in Spain (Costa Brava):

Cala Montgó, an ideal place to breathe in nature and calmness.

Mediterranean waters to swim in!

Transparent, clean, warm and full of life- all these words define the Meditteranean Sea water. Open water wimming in Spain not only brings great performance and technical efficiency but also pleasure of exercising amid magnificent coastal surroundings typical of the Costa Brava region.

For those who want to combine sea training with swimming pool training, we offer specific and personalized training programmes. To this wide spectrum of possibilities we should also add adavantages in terms on flight connections. Two airports connect Costa Brava, Spain with the rest of Europe, the international airport in Barcelona and the airport Girona-Costa Brava where mainly the airline Ryanair operates.

 

 

The open water training camp is aimed at either amateurs swimmers who would like to partake in the long-distance challenge or at swimmers who find it sufficient to participate in one competition a year. Each participant will be placed in a group depending on his/her level and previous open water swimmming experience. Since the open water training camp is thought for 8 participants maximum, we can easily adapt to the individual needs of each of them.

The programme features one training session per day (different distances according to the level) and one swimming pool session (underwater filming). Different cultural activities are also organized so that the participants can get to know the area in their free time.

 

 

CALA MONTGÓ CIRCUIT (Costa Brava)

Tour Itinerary*:

Day 1:
Morning- Transfer from the airport to l´Escala
Afternoon- Welcome swim (Cala Montgó, 2K). This is an ideal time to get used to the conditions & temperature.
Day 2:
Morning- Middle distance swim 3-4K (IllaMateua)
Afternoon- Relays training (Cala Montgó).
Will work on swimmers technique. Refinement of OW swimming abilities.
Day 3:
Morning- Long distance swim 6-10K (Montgrí natural coast park)
Afternoon- Visit to Girona
Day 4:
Morning- Pool session (Dry work + Technique + Underwater filming)
Afternoon- Time at leisure
Evening: We will meet in the hotel to view the film offering stroke analysis for each person.
Day 5:
Morning- Visit to Cadaqués charming fishing village
Afternoon- Swim around Portlligat Island 3-5K. The day is planned with an easy but important recovery swim after efforts accumulated so far this week, and a chance to enjoy a relaxing day on a boat.
Day 6:
Morning – Local competition (Subject to availability). Alternatively there will a morning swim session in a protected area where swimmers are allowed to swim in.
Afternoon – Today will work with swimmers individually on assessing the outcome.
Day 7:
Morning – Transfer back to the airport
**The tour itinerary might be modified according to the swimmmers abilities and levels.

•We will provide full safety boat and kayak cover as well as nutritional support during swims.

•Distances may vary according to the level of the group and their training goals, and we will also focus on swimmers feeding plan suggesting alterations if required.

•Open water swimming does require an inherent degree of on-trip flexibility, so required changes in the planned itinerary will not be uncommon and will undoubtedly add to the uniqueness of each tour.

Swim the Costa Brava race @ L´escala, Gerona (Costa Brava). SPAIN
Apr 11 – Apr 12 all-day

Swim The Costa Brava aims at becoming the meeting point for all the open water swimmers at national as well as international level.

We understand that certain trends have changed and so have the concerns of thousands of followers and sportsmen enthusiasts of open water swimming. The first stage (Swim the Costa Brava) within the European Open Water Swimming Championship is born precisely out of the desire to address these changes and to honour this sports disicpline.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Race: Swim the Costa brava
Location: Cala Montgó, l’Escala (Spain)
Dates: 21st and 22nd of September 2013
Distances: 1.5 km / 3.5 km / 6.o km
Limited number of participants: 300
This event qualifies for the PROSwim Challenge.

You can either fly to Barcelona International Airport, called Barcelona El Prat airport or to the Girona/Costa Brava airport. May we remind you that transfers are provided from/to Barcelona and Girona Airports for those participants booking our ACCOMMODATION + TRANSFER package. 

Apr
12
Wed
2017
State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series – King of the Bays @ Takapuna Beach, Takapuna
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

From its inception in 2004 with its first 300 swimmers, the State King of the Bays event celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013 with 1600 participants – demonstrating a  huge amount of loyalty and interest in the event across all swimming abilities. Its popularity is also no surprise given the stunning scenery and atmosphere created around the event in the lifestyle-focused communities of Takapuna and Milford. The event is final of six events in the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.

Consisting of four different swim events, the State King of the Bays provides an ocean swim event for all ages and abilities:

‘I’m Going Long’ - a 2.8km swim along the coast from Milford Beach to Takapuna Beach.

‘Step It Up’ - a 1000m swim off Takapuna Beach, an achievable distance for individuals with swimming experience.

‘Give It A Go’ – a 300m swim off Takapuna Beach, a great introduction to open water swimming.

'State OceanKids' - a swim for children aged between 6-10 years old, consisting of a fun 30min safety activity session followed by a 200m shallow water swim along the Takapuna Beach shore line, lined with Surf Life Saving NZ guards.

Apr
14
Fri
2017
5 km sund SSÍ / Laugardalslaug, Iceland @ SSÍ / Laugardalslaug, Iceland
Apr 14 all-day