SWIM CHALLENGE

The races take place from the Praia da Duquesa, in the middle of the bay of Cascais. Cascais is a former fishing village that has a history dating back more than 650 years. It is the former summer residence of both Portuguese and foreign royalty. A superb site, with white sand beaches, and innumerable activities - in which all the family can take part - available to it, make this race location incomparable.

Inspirational and unforgettable scenarios

The 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).

Awe-inspiring but safe

The 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 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 Series

Cascais 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.
* Due to major reasons, the Swim Challenge organization may change race courses.

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