Swims Up to 5K

Swims Up to 5K are posted here for those who want to find swims of a specific distance.

Jul
5
Wed
2017
Swim the Bay 2013! Carlisle Bay, Barbados. @ Carlisle Bay
Jul 5 – Jul 6 all-day

Two new Open Water Sea Swim events have been added to the global calendar. These events will take place July 6-7 and October 26-27, 2013.  In both cases there will be a 1.5km race and a 5km race, over a Saturday and Sunday.

 

The location is Carlisle Bay, a conveniently located venue in close proximity to hotels, restaurants, shopping and night-life.  Carlisle Bay is a picturesque, crescent shaped bay with warm, calm, clear waters bordered by a long stretch of white sand.  The Bay is a favourite for local open water swimmers and as well as snorkelers and paddle-boarders.  The Events are designed to attract open water swimmers & tri-athletes from across the globe to swim and enjoy Barbados with family and friends.  Non-swimming partners, friends, spouses and children can all enjoy these events.

 

Who is SwimBarbadosVacations (SBV)?

SwimBarbadosVacations has been formed by Zary Evelyn, former National Water Polo player and now avid recreational open water swimmer.  His wife, Kristina, is assisting with promoting the event and organising other activities to complement the swims.  Chris & Peter Gibbs, brothers and two veteran open water swimmers (Chris swam the Channel, Peter swam Lake Ontario) are well-known on the local and regional scene having been involved in triathlons, swimming and water polo for more than 25 years.  Andrew Kirby, President of the BASA (Barbados Amateur Swimming Association), also a former competitive swimmer is another member of the planning team.

 

The ultimate goal is to establish an annual open water swim event and share the enjoyment of open water swimming in Barbados with the world.

 

Other info:

SBV has partnered with several hotels near the swim venue which can be accessed by checking our website for the partner hotels. Full details on the event, age groups, prizes and other details can be found on our web site.

 

There is so much to see and do in Barbados.  It is a wonderful destination for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday.  In addition to the beautiful and diverse beaches on the various coasts there are many leisure, interesting and historical attractions.  A great spot for couples, families or groups.

 

Contact us by email, through our web site or face book and we will answer your queries promptly.

 

http://www.swimbarbadosvacations.com

https://www.facebook.com/SwimBarbadosVacations

Jul
6
Thu
2017
Luss Loch Lomond Swim Festival @ Luss, Loch Lomond
Jul 6 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Set in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Loch Lomond is the largest  body of freshwater in mainland Britain.  The scenery is unrivalled and an excellent location to enjoy Open Water Swimming.

 

This event will be swum from Luss Beach and will now be part of the Luss Highland Games.
This event will include 1k, 2k & 5k swims.​

 

Registration will take place from 6am with events starting from 8am. Full competitor details will be send out prior to the event.
Registration will take place from the Luss Beach.

Jul
15
Sat
2017
VolgaSwim
Jul 15 all-day
VolgaSwim @ Nizhny Novgorod | Nizhny Novgorod Oblast | Russia

WHAT’S THE CHALLENGE?
The Volga is the longest and largest River in Europe. It’s 3530 KM long and the Volga river system includes an area of about 1,350,000 square kilometers which equals the area of Germany, France and Italy combined. To finish 1K distance you will need to cross the river at the narrowest point. 3K and 5 K distances will extend by the shore along the flow of the river.

ROUTES
All distances have one finish gate on the embankment near the monument “Boat-hero" in the city center. All major activities will be held there.
Each distance has its own start gate. 1K and 3K will start from the left bank of the river and 5K starts from the right bank. This year 5K distance start gate is located on the huge city beach so it will be more comfortable to start and more interesting to swim.

AGENDA
The event date is July 15, 2017. The exact start time will be determined 1 month prior to the event. We strongly recommend to reserve all day. A detailed agenda of the day will be published on www.volgaswim.com, posted in the Facebook group VolgaSwim, and sent to the registered participants vi a email. You’ll be able to get your starter pack on the morning of the event or one day prior to the event. SAFETY is our priority, and every race is supported by professional lifeguards and emergency services personnel. During the competition the navigation is stopped by an official regulator.


Jul
20
Thu
2017
OWS Race @ Miho in Shizuoka @ Uchihama beach
Jul 20 all-day
Jul
22
Sat
2017
Golden Gate Bridge to St. Francis @ Chucky's Pride Sport Fishing
Jul 22 all-day
Golden Gate Bridge to St. Francis @ Chucky's Pride Sport Fishing | San Francisco | California | United States

Fifty (50) swimmers will start the race at the Golden Gate Bridge South Tower and finish at St. Francis

A new and unique race into the bay by the Presidio. No trophies but this race is timed and there are finisher medals! Finishers and their times will be listed online on our website.

This 2.8K (approx. 1.75 mi) race begins at the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge and finishes at the shores of the St. Francis Yacht Club. Roughly the same length as the Golden Gate Bridge swim, this is a great friendly race for those looking for a new and scenic challenge with wonderful views of the treetops of the Presidio, the Palace of the Fine Arts, and of course, Alcatraz.


The Great Pier Swim 2017 @ The Chalkwell Crowstone,
Jul 22 all-day

The Great Pier Swim which stretches a distance of 3.3k sees our swimmer take on this fantastic challenge along the iconic Southend coastline, with the opportunity to swim through the structure of the longest Pleasure Pier in the world is coming back to 2017! Don’t miss out and join us on the 22nd July for this amazing event.

This is all in aid of Havens Hospices who care for life-limited adults, babies, children, teenagers and their families within our local community. This care may be at our two hospices Fair Havens and Little Havens, or in a persons own home. This care is completely free of charge - we don't charge a penny thanks to the generosity of our supporters. As a charity we must raise more than £100,000 each week to continue our specialist care so we need your help.

 


Jul
27
Thu
2017
Loch Venacher Swim Festival @ Loch Venacher
Jul 27 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Loch Venechar is a fresh water loch in Stirlingshire, located between Callander and Brig o'Turk. The Loch is 3.7 miles long  with its deepest point being  33 meters.

 

This event will include 1k, 2k and 5k swims.

 

The event will be sum from the Venacher Lochside cafe where full facilities will be available.

 

​Registration will take place from 6am with events starting from 8am. Full competitor details will be send out prior to the event.
Registration will take place from the Venacher Lochside Cafe, Loch Venacher, Callander, FK17 8HP.

 

 

Aug
1
Tue
2017
Loch Eck Swim Festival @ Lock Eck
Aug 1 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Set amidst the stunning scenery of Lock Eck, we offer you a series of open water swims to challenge all ability levels.

 

This event will be swum from the Benmore Centre, by Dunoon.

We have a choice of 1km, 2km, 5km and 10km distance swims to challenge all competitors abilities.

There will be feeding stations throughout the route providing competitors with digestive biscuits, jaffa cakes, liquid recovery supplements and water although we would advise you to also take a supply of gels to carry on your person.​

 

Feedback from last years event:

"Thanks for the great event at Loch Eck. Was my first attempt at open water swimming, & will be back next year hopefully increasing my distance to the 5k."

 

"Thanks to you and all involved with today's Event at Loch Eck. Great organisation and company. Well done to all. Looking forward to next year by which time I should have recovered!!!"

 

"Thank you so much for organising such a fabulous event at the Loch Eck Swim Fest at the weekend!  I loved it - it was well worth the trip down from Aberdeen."

 

"An excellent and challenging event. Safety cover was second to none - very reassuring in the difficult weather conditions."

 

"Had a great, if challenging, time at my first open water swim event. Found it way tougher than I had expected. However, the reassurance and helpful words of support and encouragement from the safety boat crew, helped me to relax and eventually begin to enjoy my swim. Can't wait for next years season to begin and hope to end it with another trip to Loch Eck and a slightly faster time than this year. Thanks to the organisers for a wonderful, if cold, day."

 

​Registration will take place from 6am with events starting from 8am. Full competitor details will be send out prior to the event.

Registration will take place from the Benmore Centre, by Dunoon PA23 8QX.

Aug
3
Thu
2017
24-Stunden-Schwimmen, Mainburg, Germany @ Mainburg, Germany
Aug 3 – Aug 4 all-day
Aug
4
Fri
2017
Bardowie Loch Swim Festival @ Bardowie Loch
Aug 4 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Set amidst the picturesque scenery of Bardowie Castle at Bardowie Sailing Club, Bardowie, Milngavie.

 

We have a choice of 1km, 2km and 5km distance swims to challenge all competitors abilities.


There will be feeding stations throughout the route providing competitors with digestive biscuits, jaffa cakes, liquid recovery supplements and water although we would advise you to also take a supply of gels to carry on your person.​

 

Registration will take place from 6am with events starting from 8am. Full competitor details will be send out prior to the event.