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Swimming is a fantastic low-impact, whole-body exercise that has race distances to suit all levels of competitors. Compete over sprint distances in the pool or try open-water swimming for longer, more demanding challenges.

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Where will your next swim race take you?

Swimming helps strengthen your core and is also great for cardiovascular fitness. As a low-impact sport, it is a good choice for endurance athletes who have recovered from joint or back injuries but still want to participate in events and races that stretch their limits and test them. Newcomers to endurance who need to lose weight before progressing into running or cycling, will appreciate the fact that swimming is easy on the legs.

As with all endurance events, swimming competitions are a tough and satisfying challenge in their own right. If you’ve never tried open-water swimming, you’re missing out on a special experience. Distances generally range from 1km to 25km and races are very different from pool racing. During open-water swimming competitions, all swimmers often dive in at the same time. Those starts have a physical side to them that sees swimmers jostling for position.

Pool swimming requires very little equipment in the form of a swim cap and a pair of goggles. For open water swimming you may need a neoprene wetsuit and a swim buoy for extra visibility and added safety.

In case you are looking for your first or your next swimming event, our swimming calendar has races from all across the world.

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Are you ready for the challenge?

Top destinations: Swimming

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USA
160 races
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United Kingdom
44 races
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Thailand
35 races
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Austria
20 races
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Italy
20 races
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Greece
14 races

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Week-end Events

August 5 - 7 2022 - Swimming week-end events

05 Aug, 2022 (Fri)

Here is a selection of 3 events that are organized during next week-end all over the world. Good luck to you if you are taking part in one of these events. Don’t forget to come back to ahotu to share your experience with us. Have fun !!  Ukraine Dragon Kapital Kyiv Triathlon 70.3  United Kingdom Kent Bewl Triathlon Scurry Yellowcraig Sea Swim / Run Festival
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July 22 - 24 2022 - Swimming week-end events

22 Jul, 2022 (Fri)

Here is a selection of 3 events that are organized during next week-end all over the world. Good luck to you if you are taking part in one of these events. Don’t forget to come back to ahotu to share your experience with us. Have fun !!  USA Delaware Delaware State Championship, Newark SwimFest and SwimRun  United Kingdom North Yorkshire Castle Howard Triathlon Festival Nottinghamshire OUTLAW Nottingham
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July 1 - 3 2022 - Swimming week-end events

01 Jul, 2022 (Fri)

Here is a selection of 3 events that are organized during next week-end all over the world. Good luck to you if you are taking part in one of these events. Don’t forget to come back to ahotu to share your experience with us. Have fun !!  Russia IRONSTAR Zavidovo  United Kingdom Long Course Weekend Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle
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