Kochi Swimathon - South India's First River Swimathon

Thottakkattukara, Kerala, India
12 Feb, 2023 (Sun)


1 km, 2 km, 4 km, 400 m

About the event

The sky is clear, The River is shining and a new challenge awaits for you in 2022.
Get ready for a unique one-of-a-kind Swimathon to be held first time in South India, "River Swimathon" in our very own Aluva, Kochi.

The event will be presented by Kerala Tourism & DTPC Ernakulam and organized by Santos King, one of the veteran Adventure Tour Operators in Kerala.

Objectives of Kochi Swimathon
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 Kochi River 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. Kochi River 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.

Event in a Nutshell
Event Name: Kochi Swimathon 2022
Event Type: River Swimming
Venue: Kochi, Aluva, River Periyar
Date & Time: 8th May 2022, 6 am to 12 noon
Categories: 400 metres, 1 km, 2 km, 4 km Swim
Inclusions: Finisher Medal, Certificate, Breakfast

Registration link: https://www.townscript.com/e/kochi-river-swimathon-233113
Group Discount: Please contact (min 10) 8089084080, 9745017767

Swimathon Cut Off Timings:
4 km River Swimathon: Timing: 3.00 hrs, DNF: Finish after 3.00 hrs
2 Km River Swimathon: Timing: 2.00 hrs, DNF: Finish after 2.00 hrs
1 Km River Swimathon: Timing: 1.10 hrs, DNF: Finish after 1.10 hrs
400 m River Swimathon, Timing: 40 min, DNF: Finish after 40 min

Swimathon Registration Fees & Charges:
Early Bird Offer, Till 10 Apr 22:
400 m @ Rs. 699
1 Km @ Rs. 799
2 Km @ Rs. 899
4 Km @ Rs. 1099

Normal Tickets, 11 Apr to 30 Apr 22:
400 m @ Rs. 899
1 Km @ Rs. 999
2 Km @ Rs. 1099
4 Km @ Rs. 1299

Last Bus, 01 May 22 onwards:
400 m @ Rs. 999
1 Km @ Rs. 1099
2 Km @ Rs. 1199
4 Km @ Rs. 1399

Event Day:
08 May, 6 am: Registration, Bib Collection
6.45 am: Warm Up
7 am: Swimathon Briefing
7.10 am: Flag Off

"Swim like a Black Marlin" or "Swim like a Sea Horse". The choice is yours. We are Ready, Gear up for the Challenge!

Our acceptance of your entrance to Kochi River Swimathon will take place when you complete an online registration form and make the payment. By doing this you are entering into an agreement with us and you are agreeing to be bound by these Event Guidelines and agreeing to sign the Waiver & Release of Liability declaration. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Event registration is non-transferable. You also understand that if you illegally transfer your event entry to another person, you release Company and all entities associated with the event

Age Requirements:
Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult (parent or guardian) on their trip. Where the applicant is under 18 years of age, the declaration form must also be signed by the applicant's parent or guardian. No Minimum age to participate in Kochi River Swimathon.

Clothing & Fitness
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are wearing the correct clothing during the activity. Kochi River Swimathon is physically challenging. By registering, you are confirming that you are healthy and fit to and can swim; can complete the Kochi River Swimathon challenge unaided; and have freely chosen to participate at your own risk. If you have any medical conditions that could be adversely affected by exercise or if you are in any doubt about your health you must obtain clearance from your doctor before participating. Swimmers with existing injuries should not participate.

Alcohol or Drugs:
Alcohol/drugs during the activity and at least six hours prior to the activity are strictly prohibited. Client under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs will not be allowed in the event.

Damages or Repair:
Participants agree to pay for any loss or damage to any equipment owned by Santos King and TDK Sports

Travel & Medical Insurance:
Santos King / TDK Sports, insists that all participants must take out good travel & medical insurance before joining the event. There are inherent risks involved in Swimming and we will not be liable for your medical expenses or evacuation in case of an accident. Santos King / TDK Sports can recommend Travel Insurance for participants.

Event Authority:
Upon participant you must agree to adhere to all instructions and abide by all rules and health and safety directions given by Kochi River Swimathon event organisers and volunteers at the venue. You must accept the authority of the event director/coordinator who is the representative of the organizing company. The event director/coordinator should be regarded as the same as a “ship’s captain” or an airline’s “Pilot.” At all times the authority of your event leader / director will be final when concerning matters likely to endanger your own health or safety or in regard to behavior or ill health that is causing or is likely to cause danger, distress or disturbance to the group and the well-being of the event. Failure to abide by the authority of the event director/coordinator could result in legal proceedings and the immediate termination of your participation in the event without recourse.

In such circumstances we reserve the right to terminate all arrangements without liability on the part of the company. You must always comply with the local law, customs and drug regulations of the state and the country. Failure to do so may lead to you being ordered to leave the event without recourse to any legal claim against the company. In the case of ill health, the company and its operators can make those arrangements that it sees fit. The person who signs the registration form (which incorporates these conditions) warrants that he/she does so, with full authority on behalf of all those whose names appear thereon and confirms thereby that all such persons accept and are fully aware of these conditions.

Covid Protocols
All participants need to strictly follow the Covid Protocols set by the State & Central Govts.

Health & Safety Protocols
All health and safety protocols set by State & Central Govts, Event Organizers to be strictly followed

Refund Policy
In case of Lockdown or other unforeseen circumstances, the event will be postponed to another date.

The registration cannot be cancelled and the amount is non-refundable.

In case of date change due to lockdown or other circumstances, the registration will be automatically transferred to the postponed date. In this exceptional case, the participant will have the choice to cancel their registration, where 60% of the registration amount will be refunded within 12 working days. Participant will also have the choice to transfer their registration to another person in this case, with the prior permission of the organizers. The cut-off date & time to transfer the registration will be 2 days before the scheduled event date in such cases.

Please follow our website www.tdksports.in for further updates.
Group Discount (Minimum 10 persons) contact 8089084080

Races offered by this event

1 km swim

12 Feb, 2023 (Sun) - 06:00
1 km
On site

2 km swim

12 Feb, 2023 (Sun) - 06:00
2 km
On site

4 km swim

12 Feb, 2023 (Sun) - 06:00
4 km
On site

400 m swim

12 Feb, 2023 (Sun) - 06:00
400 m
On site
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