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.)


Crossing the Straits of Gibraltar – Swim the World @ Tarifa - Cadiz
Sep 13 – Sep 26 all-day

Swim across the Straits of Gibraltar


A very big challenge, if not the biggest, for an open water swimmer is crossing the Straits of Gibraltar. It was a proposal of the same swim addicts who come to our activities which encouraged us to create a Neda el Món group for this exciting challenge. In 2012, 12 Neda el Món swimmers succeeded, 20 in 2013 and this year we pretend that even more swimmers manage to do so.

If you aim to cross the Straits and you would like to join the Neda el Món group, please contact us at info@nedaelmon.com and tell us what motivates you to do so. We will cross the Straits of Gibraltar between September 15th and September 28th.

The Neda el Món pack costs 1,980€. It includes the arrangements, the ACNEG payment, travel costs, accommodation, internal transfers and previous group training supervised by Jonathan Gómez.

In addition, if you cross the Straits with Neda el Món, we will offer you the Neda el Món pack , which allows you to participate free of charge to all the Neda el Món crossings in 2014 (except for Formigues Islands- Medes Islands and SwimHolidays).

Cheers and let's reach Africa!

Águas Abertas do Porto Santo, Calheta-Cais do Porto Santo, Madeira, Portugal @ Calheta / Cais do Porto Santo
Sep 27 all-day
Poole Swim, Poole, Dorset, Great Britain
Sep 27 @ 8:45 am – 11:00 am

Poole Swim

When is the eventSaturday 27th September 2014 Where is the Event Poole, Dorset


Open Water Sea Swim: 750m £33
Open Water Sea Swim: 1500m £35
Open Water Sea Swim: 3km £37


Sandbanks in Poole, the fourth most expensive place to live on the planet and home to the Open Water Swim Series for one day!

With a swim course that tracks the coast down the Sandbanks peninsula and back, this really is sea swimming at its best. The Poole Swim includes swims of 750 metres, 1500 metres and 3 kilometres, making it perfect for beginners and experienced sea swimmers alike.

As with every event in the series, the Poole Swim provides unparalleled levels of water safety with the experienced and knowledgeable Human Race Water Safety Crew and local experts from the Poole Lifeguards looking after you at every stroke.

·         Gloves and booties can be used
·         The Swims will not be cancelled if the temperature falls below 11 degrees
·         Wetsuits are optional

All swimmers will receive an event swim cap and an exclusive Swim Series medal – so you’ll be able to collect the full set through the series! Event-specific t-shirts are also available for purchase via the event entry page and there will be lots of goodies on the day from our event partners.

The Poole Swim is great for spectators, with vantage points at the front of the Sandbanks Hotel and  all the way down the beach. There are some great opportunities for supporting your loved ones from the beach and photographing some of the great sights both out to sea and back inland. This is definitely an event where bringing a camera is a must!

Changing areas, baggage store, retail outlets, food, drink and toilets will all be available from the hotel.

8:45am - 750m
- 3km
- 1500m

Due to safety reasons and the changing tides, a cut off time of 2hrs 15min will operate from 8.45am. All swimmers must be finished by 11am.

750m - Minimum Age 14 on Event Day
1500m - Minimum Age 16 on Event Day
3km - Minimum Age 18 on Event Day

WETSUITS: Wetsuits are optional for all swimmers.

1500m - All 1500m entrants must be able to complete the course in under 1 hour
3km - All 3km entrants must be able to complete the course in under 1 hour 30 mins

Contrarellotge Nedant per equips, Platja Ribes Roges (Vilanova Geltrú), Spain
Sep 27 @ 3:30 pm
BLDSA Lynn Regis (Norfolk), Great Britain @ Norfolk Great Britain
Sep 28 all-day
Swim the Costa Brava Secret Swim 7, Barcelona, Spain @ Costa Brava
Sep 28 all-day

Secret swims in Costa Brava

This season our technical team offers all open water lovers the possibility to indulge in a different type of training in the most spectacular spots off the beaten track of the Catalan coast.

Secret Swims are born out of this philosophy. “Secret” in this context means that, on the one hand, training takes place in uncrowded and secluded spots, and, on the other hand, the swimming location is not disclosed to the participants until  the very same day of the activity.

These sessions are designed for swimmers who not only enjoy every single stroke but also delight in the beauty of the surroundings. Thus, on the day of the training we will make several stops to take pictures and have a snack in spots accessible only through swimming.


Dates: Saturdays & Sundays
March—-30th               August—–10th
April——6th                  Sept——–28th
May——11th                 October—–5th
June——8th                   Novemb—2nd

Location: The swimming location won’t be disclosed until the very same day of the activity.
Duration: All day—-Swimmers must bring along their lunch—-
Distance: The swim itinerary might take from 4k up to 6K
Training fee: EUR 35 per session
Contact:  info@swimthecostabrava.com
Meeting point:  Car Park at the Nova Marbella (or Mar Bella) beach in Barcelona (depending on the origin of the participants a different meeting point can be arranged).

The session includes:
-On-site coach directing and adapting the session to the group’s level
-Gift bag: Silicone cap + energetic drinks & bars
-Kayak or boat escorting swimmers during the activity
-Photographic report and video recording.

Without extra charge:

-Transfer (up to 7 seats) from Barcelona city.


Thanks to a cooperation agreement with ZOOT sports brand you can get now 50% reduction on wetsuit rental. Get a fantastic wetsuit for only E 15 a day! We will bring it along to the activity for you.



  • It is mandatory to take out accident insurance. Our company can arrange it for you for 2.5.€ per participant.
  • The participants declare to be in good physical conditions and not having any injury that might aggravate as the result of the training. Thus, the participants declare to be physically apt for the open water swimming route as well as participating on a voluntary basis, accepting all the risks and situations that might derive from their participation in the training.
Travessia Dos Templários, Serra Tomar, Portugal
Sep 28 all-day
Inaugural Newport Sharkfest Swim @ Newport Harbor
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Newport Sharkfest Swim will take place along the historic waterfront of Newport, home of the America's Cup Hall of Fame. The swim will go from the harbormaster’s dock at Perotti Park in front of the Newport Marriott Hotel. It will be an in-water start in waves of 75 to proceed past the docks on your left side and anchored sailboats on the right side of the swimming channel. The 1500 meter swim will be a straight shot down the harbor to finish on the beach at King Park in the shadow of the statue of Rochambeau. Post event festivities will take place in the park, including the awards ceremony and the appropriate post swim fare.  The event is limited to 400 participants, so don’t wait to register!

PLEASE NOTE: This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes.

48h Spremberg, Germany
Oct 3 – Oct 5 all-day
Mott’s Channel Sprint @ Blockade Runner Resort
Oct 5 all-day

Mott’s Channel Sprint starts at the Blockade Runner Resort, located on Wrightsville Beach, and finishes across the intracoastal at the Dockside Restaurant on Airlie Road.  The course is approximately 1.3 miles long and is a point to point swim.  The race will start at a high tide (based off of the Masonboro  Inlet tide chart) to try and ensure a slight incoming to slack tide throughout the 1.3 mile swim.  At the start swimmers will cross Banks Channel and enter Mott’s Channel (that stretch is about .25 mile) where they will swim past/around South Harbor Island, past Seapath Towers (about .55 mile), past Atlantic Marine, past Marine Max, cross over the ICW, and finally finishing at the Dockside Restaurant (about  .55 miles).   This is a great swim that starts with a straight path across Bank’s Channel into Mott’s Channel where you’ll want to stay about 15-20ft off the docks and pilings; take a slight right along South Harbor Island; cut across the channel to the marsh where again you’ll want to stay about 10-15ft off the docks and pilings; follow the marsh through the channel until you see Dockside in your view and then cut straight to the finish.