Following the grand success of “Kochi Swimathon 2022 – South India’s first River Swimathon” held on 8th May 2022 in River Periyar Aluva, the organizers have decided to continue with the legacy and make the event much bigger and memorable.
The open fresh water swimming event "Florid Kochi Swimathon 2023" will attract a huge number of participants from all across the country. A lot of international swimmers are expected to participate as the event is scheduled in the busy tourist season in Kerala.
A fresh challenge awaits for you in Feb 2023! The scenic River Periyar is waiting!!!
Objectives of Florid Kochi Swimathon 2023
1) Importance of Swimming & Rescue Team
The regular recurrence of Floods and the innumerable drowning incidents in the state has been an ongoing issue in the past few years. It is reported that around 3 people drown (non-swimmers) in Kerala every day, much more than road accidents happening in the state.
To address this issue, our event Florid Kochi Swimathon focuses on the importance of Swimming as an essential Sport Activity for all individuals and the importance of Rescuing people who are drowning or in distress. The event also emphasizes the importance of building a State Level Rescue Team with contact database who can coordinate together in social media groups and carry out the Rescue mission in case of catastrophes.
2) Finding the next Olympian
Swimming has the second highest number of Olympic medals contested events after the athletics. Florid Kochi Swimathon raises the awareness of Swimming as a competitive sport and a big step towards discovering the next Olympian from Kerala and India.
3) Importance of River Periyar
River Periyar, popularly known as the Lifeline of Kerala is the reservoir of Drinking Water of Kochi City. The event raises the importance of keeping the River Clean and preserving River Life and Habitat as well as encouraging the use of Non-Motorized transport / Sports Activities in the river.
4) Aluva as the next Adventure Tourism & Eco Tourism destination
The event also showcases the potential of River Periyar & Aluva as the hub of Adventure Tourism to conduct Water Sports Activities and promote Eco-Tourism and Responsible Tourism activities, one of the hallmarks of Kerala Tourism.
5) Awareness towards preserving natural habitats
Swimming for a noble cause in raising awareness towards:
(i) Environment protection & preserving natural habitats
(ii) Creating a natural haven & ecosystem for Animals, Birds, Fishes & Plants to thrive
(iii) To protect nature against water, air and earth pollution
Event in a Nutshell
Event Name: Florid Kochi Swimathon 2023
Event Type: River Swimming
Venue: Kochi, Aluva, River Periyar
Date & Time: 12th Feb 2023, 6 am onwards
Categories: 400 metres, 1 km, 2 km, 5 km, 10 km Swim
Inclusions: Timing (Except 400 metres category), Finisher Medal, Certificate, Breakfast
Registration link: https://www.tdksports.in
Florid Kochi Swimathon Race Cut-Off Timings:
River NIXIE - 10 Km, with Timing: Timing: 6.00 hrs, FINISH after 6 hrs
River STRIDER - 5 Km, with Timing: Timing: 3.00 hrs, FINISH after 3 hrs
River SKIPPER - 2 Km, with Timing: Timing: 2.00 hrs, FINISH after 2 hrs
River SKATER - 1 Km, with Timing: Timing: 1.10 hrs, FINISH after 1.10 hrs
River HORSE - 400m, NO Timing: Timing: 0.40 hrs, FINISH after 40 min
Event Registration Fees & Charges:
Early Bird Offer, 15 Nov - 31 Dec 2022
River HORSE 400m @ Rs. 700
River SKATER 1 Km @ Rs. 1550
River SKIPPER 2 Km @ Rs. 1950
River STRIDER 5 Km @ Rs. 2950
River NIXIE 10 Km @ Rs. 3950
Normal Tickets, 01 Jan - 31 Jan 2023
River HORSE 400m @ Rs. 900
River SKATER 1 Km @ Rs. 1750
River SKIPPER 2 Km @ Rs. 2150
River STRIDER 5 Km @ Rs. 3150
River NIXIE 10 Km @ Rs. 4450
Last Tickets, As per Availability. 01 Feb - 07 Feb 2023
River HORSE 400m @ Rs. 1100
River SKATER 1 Km @ Rs. 1950
River SKIPPER 2 Km @ Rs. 2550
River STRIDER 5 Km @ Rs. 3600
River NIXIE 10 Km @ Rs. 4950
30% Discount for Florid Kochi Swimathon Winners
20% Discount for Florid Kochi Swimathon Runners Up
10% Discount for Florid Kochi Swimathon 2nd Runners Up
10% Discount for a Group of 5+ Swimmers
20% Discount for a Group of 20+ Swimmers
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