In the most breathtaking and spectacular courseThe Swim Challenge races shall involve inspirational, unforgettable scenarios and incorporate one or two swim laps, together with a beach based start and / or transition (s).
Safe coursesThe swim courses are fully patrolled and the race location is considered to be one of the best and safest places in the world for open water swimming.
Swimming for all fitness levels and degrees of competitive experienceSwimming for all fitness levels and degrees of competitive experience Sea swimming, and the direct contact with nature that it entails, is enormously satisfying. Using a wetsuit helps not only to protect the swimmer from the cold but can lead to an increase in bouyancy and, consequently, speed: creating a sensation of safety that is extremely gratifying. Descend to the aquatic plane and sense the energy of the Ocean.
World Open Water Swimming SeriesCascais forms part of the World Open Water Swim Series. As such it is proud to be considered to be one of the top sixteen open water swim course locations worldwide.
Welcome to the biggest open water swimming eventsin Portugal!
1,9Km / 3,8Km
KIDS - 400m / 200m / 200m extra
The 1.9 km and 3.8 km races are open to all and wetsuit use is permitted. Both the inter-swim lap zones and the finish line are situated on land, allowing our viewing public to easily accompany their heroes. The 3.8 km swim constitutes a challenge that necessitates a fair amount of prior training to be accomplished, and is therefore recommended for experienced athletes only. Solely swimmers who are accredited with their respective open water swimming federation, and pre-acclimatised to the prevailing conditions, may undertake the swim without wearing a wetsuit.
The experience that no child shall ever forget- swimming in open water. Being in direct contact with the forces of nature, whilst learning to respect the sea, should be great for your child´s self-esteem. The self-belief that he or she acquires through sport will spill over into other areas of his or her life. Accompanied by an adult or within healthy competition, it is here that your child will gain his or her “gills”!
Raced under FINA rules, the Swim Mile is an 1852 metre, non-wetsuit, course that is raced entirely within the water, with a (again, water based) finish line that falls outside of the athletes´ standing distance. The participants are registered with their national federations and abide by official, internationally recognised, race rules.