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NOBSwimRun2019

Date: 
Sunday, 12 May, 2019 (All day)

Vouliagmeni Nautical Club (NOB) and Health and Beauty magazine are organizing open water swimming and running races on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Swim in the gorgeous Vouliagmeni Bay and run alongside the tree-lined coastline of the Lemos peninsula, starting and finishing inside NOB’s exclusive Club grounds.

The races, under the auspices of the Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni Municipality and the Hellenic Modern Pentathlon Federation, include:

Santorini Experience 2018

Date: 
Sunday, 7 October, 2018 - 10:00

On Sunday 07/10, action will be transferred in the old port of Fira. The swimmers will feel the intense atmosphere of the volcano with the imposing view of the island in front of them. The starting point of the unique Open Water Swimming by Vikoswill be the volcano and the race will finish in the old port of Fira.

1# Navarino Challenge 2018

Date: 
Saturday, 13 October, 2018 (All day)

The open water swimming race of “Navarino Challenge” covering the 1 mile (1.6km) special swimming route, will be held for the first time with timing at Navarino bay, the place where the historic naval battle that changed the history of Greece was held.

Mediterranean swimming holidays filmed by drone

Drone and aerial filming has become very popular in recent years and this also reflect on swimming events. Strel Swimming, a professional swimming holiday operator, runs week-long guided trips in the Mediterranean countries (Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Turkey, Slovenia). They swim from island to island, through the submarine tunnels and more. They have put together some amazing drone video clips from the past summer. See below youtube clips and enjoy!

 

 

 

Santorini Experience returns for 2nd year on 7-9 October 2016

The event that caught the attention of sports friends and offered special moments and emotions to professional and amateur athletes, returns for a second consecutive year in the energetic island of Santorini during the second weekend of October ( 07-09 /10/2016)

Syrian Refugee Who Swam to Greece Sets Sights on Olympics

This 18-year-old’s quest - and what she has overcome - will inspire you.

BERLIN—When a tiny motorboat’s engine stalled in salty, cold waters just off the shore of Turkey, the fate of the 20 refugees packed on board fell into the hands of 18-year-old Syrian Yusra Mardini. She, her sister, and a family friend were the only swimmers on board the craft that was trying to make the passage to Lesbos, Greece—a dangerous trip that has claimed countless lives. As water started filling the boat, the three women jumped out and began swimming to push the boat to Greek shores. What should have been a 45-minute trip became a harrowing physical test.

Syrian refugee swims for 7 hours to start new life in Europe

A desperate Syrian refugee has revealed how he braved massive waves and deadly currents to swim for seven hours to reach Greece from Turkey.

Ameer Mehtr explained he did not have enough money to pay smugglers to transport him to Europe after his family lost their home and were left penniless as a result of the five-year civil war ravaging his homeland.

Having previously trained with the Syrian national swimming team in the capital Damascus, Mr Mehtr realised his only chance of starting a new life in the EU was to take his chances swimming the four miles across the Aegan Sea from Turkey to the Greek island of Samos.

The refugee, whose age was not clear, spent several months preparing for the perilous crossing, training nearly every day with a swimming coach in the sea off the coast of Lebanese capital Beirut, where he had been living after fleeing Syria in May.

Sporades Swimming holidays 2015: A testimonial from a guest of SwiminGreece

Témoignage : Petit retour sur mes vacances aux Sporades avec SwiminGreece
By Marc Le Roux                

SwiminGreece is operating swimming holidays in locations of exceptional beauty in Greece. But SwiminGreece swimming holidays is also about exploring. Very calm and friendly vacations, swimming with all safety precautions adapted to each swimmer and addressed to different levels of swimming skills of the various participants, absolutely no competitive spirit, just for the fun of swimming, for exploring and also for relaxing and accompanying, for the non-swimmers.  A time to relax, to discover, a time for yourself. An opportunity to meet new people, both the other participants and the members of the great team of SwiminGreece

5# Κολυμβητικός Αγώνας Διάπλους Σπετσών - Spetses cross channel swimming race, Greece

Date: 
Saturday, 10 October, 2015 (All day)

Swimming Competition

On Saturday October 10th, swimmers will have a unique chance to participate in the swimming competitions held by the students of the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses. Two races will take place, one of 3 km (Spetses-Kosta) and one of 5 km (Spetses-Kosta-Spetses).

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