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Saturday, January 7, 2012
TriMag Asia To Highlight Top 50 Open Water Swims In Asia
Open water swimming is exploding around the world - especially in Asia. New swims and attempts at solo swims and relays in new locations are popping up on every country at a rapid rate. With the centre of the open water world still in Europe, growth in other regions of the world is feverish ... and nowhere like Asia.
Of the hundreds of open water swims in Asia, these are some of the most popular, best organized, most challenging and most scenic open water swims:
1. Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival - 3.3K (Jih Yueh Tan, Taiwan)
2. Clean Half Marathon Swim - 14.5K Relay (Hong Kong)
3. Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim (Boğazıçi Kitalararasi Yarislari)) - 6.5K (Kandili, Asia to Kuruçeşme, Turkey)
4. Asian Beach Games - 5K, 10K (various countries, Haiyang, China in 2012)
5. India National Open Water Swimming Competition - 81K (Behrampur, River Bhagirathi, West Bengal, India)
6. Atami Open Water Swimming Japan Grand Prix - 0.4K, 1K, 2K, 1.6K relay (Shizuoka, Japan)
7. Cambodia Sea Festival - 3K, 5K (Ochheuteal Beach, Cambodia)
8. International Masters Open Water Swim – 0.8K, 3K, 2K relay (Izu National Park, Shizuoka, Japan)
9. 358 Swim – 3K, 5K, 8K (Hamilo Coast, Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines)
10. Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union Sea Swim – 2 miles (Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka)
11. Turkish Victory Day Swim - 4.5K (Canakkale, Hellespont, Turkey)
12. Lord Bryon's Swim Festival - 4.5K (Canakkale, Hellespont - Turkey)
13. Bosphorus International Swim - 7.1K (Istanbul Strait from Meis, Greece to Kas, Turkey)
14. Temiz Korfezde Yuzelim - 5K (Kocaeli, Turkey)
15. Kenting Sea Swim - 3K (Kenting, Taiwan)
16. Gulf Open Water Swimming Championship - 5K (various locations)
17. Lake Biwa - distance can vary (Shiga, Japan)
18. Southeast Asian Games - 5K, 10K (Putri Island, Indonesia in 2011)
19. Interclub Masters’ Open Water Sea Swim – 1K (Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka)
20. Arab Open Water Swimming Championship - 5K (various locations)
21. Iran Open Water Swim - 3K (Noshahr Northern Beach, Caspian Sea, Iran)
22. Bali Ocean Swim - 1.2K, 5K (Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia)
23. Okinawa Uruma Hamahiga Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1K, 5K, 1.6K relay (Tokashiku Beach, Okinawa, Japan)
24. Nichinan-Kaigan Nangoh Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1K and 2K (Miyazaki, Kyushu, Japan)
25. Trans of Guns Tanegashima Open Water Swim - 0.8K, 1.6K, 3.2K, 1.6K relay (Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan)
26. Atami Open Water Swim Race Japan Grand Prix - 0.4K, 0.8K, 3.2K, 2K relay (Atami, Shizuoka, Japan)
27. Aichi Minamichita Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1K, 3K (Aichi, Japan)
28. Minamiboso Kyonan Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1.6K, 3.2K, 1.6K relay (Chiba, Japan)
29. Shiga Biwako Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1K, 3K, 1.6K relay (Lake Biwa, Shiga, Japan)
30. Nihonsandaikei Okumatsushima Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1-mile, 2-mile, 1.6K (Okumatsushima, Japan)
31. All India Sea Swimming Competition - 24 miles (Chorwad to Veraval, India)
32. Genkainada Kokuteikouen Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1K, 3K, and 0.8K and 2K relays (Fukuoka, Japan)
33. Izu Oshima Open Water Swim - 1K, 2K, 1.6K relay (Oshima Island, Japan)
34. Okinawa Tokashiku Beach Open Water Swim- 0.4K, 1K, 5K, 1.6K relay (Okinawa, Japan)
35. Sakurajima Kinko Bay Open Water Swimming Championships - 4K (Kinko Bay, Kagoshima, Japan)
36. Sheko Challenge - 2.2K, 4K (Shek-O Big Wave Bay to Back Beach, Hong Kong)
37. Japan Open - Open Water Swimming - 10K, 4K relay (Tateyama, Chiba, Japan)
38. Nakijin Open Water Swim Race - 3.8K (Uppama Beach, Nakijin, Okinawa, Japan)
39. Yonaguni Island Circumnavigation - 29K (Yonaguni Island, Okinawa, Japan)
40. Tsugaru Channel - 19.5K (between Honshu and Hokkaido, Japan)
41. Clean Half Marathon Swimming Open Water - 14.5K Solo (Hong Kong)
42. Xiamen-Kinman Swimming - 7.1K (Tiamen, China to Kinmen, Taiwan in the Taiwan Strait)
43. Chikugo River Swim Race - (Chikugo, Japan)
44. India National Open Water Swimming Competition - 19K (Behrampur, River Bhagirathi, West Bengal, India)
45. South Asian Beach Games - 5K (Hambantota, Sri Lanka in 2011)
46. Ganga River Long Distance Swimming Competition - 10K (Bihar, India)
47. Five Lakes of Mount Fuji - distance can vary (Shizuoka, Japan)
48. FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup - 10K (Xinjin River, Shantou, China)
49. 1.8K New World Cross Harbour Race - 1.8K (Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong)
50. Asian Open Water Swimming Championship - 5K (various locations)
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