One of most iconic swim locations on the XTERRA World Tour has turned into its country’s biggest open-water swimming challenge.
The XTERRA Vouliagmeni Swim Challenge held in the Athenian Riviera is set to host 600 swimmers on November 6 at the same location as the XTERRA Greece Championship triathlon. It’s a chance for visitors and locals alike to enjoy ideal swim conditions in a breathtaking setting.
“In 2013 we had 180 athletes, 320 in 2014, 480 in 2015 and this year we are targeting 600 athletes in order to become the biggest open water swim race in Greece,” said organizer Kostas Koumargialis.
The event hosts three different distances (1000m, 2500m, 5000m) and a kids race. Athletes are able to swim with and without wetsuits and awards are presented to the top three in all distances and various categories.
“It is a great opportunity for foreigners to visit the area and enjoy participating in a first class event with great weather conditions and a fantastic atmosphere,” said Koumargialis.