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Open Water Tournament Hungary – 2022.

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Hungarian Open Water Tournament – for amateurs & professionals
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Open Water Tournament (OWT) is a unique open water swimming tournament that explores the aquatic environment of Hungary and utilizes it as a sports venue. During the tournament, swimmers are pitted against each other in courses having different water types and distances, while they can also experience the country’s aquatic environment. At the end of the tournament, champions of Hungarian open water swimming will be selected, and every participant will have a clearer picture of the type and distance of open water they perform the best in.

(Lake Balaton is a freshwater lake in the Transdanubian region of Hungary. It is the largest lake in Central Europe and one of its foremost tourist destinations.)

Lake Balaton Bay cross swim has its long traditions, most frequently competitions are organized between the Tihany Peninsula and Balatonfüred, but the event earlier also took place between Balatonalmadi and Balatonfűzfő under the name of beach cross swim, most recently in 2011.

The Fűzfő Bay is the northernmost part of Lake Balaton in the eastern basin. To-day, the bay is a popular site of water sports due to its favorable winds. The race camp is built at Balatonalmádi Budatava Beach. Swimmers will be transferred to the starting point … Balatonfűzfő Zagykazetta Beach. Mid-distance swimmers are swimming only one way to the race camp, long-distance swimmers have three laps (back-and-forth). Be aware of the southeastern currents, which encumbers the second lap of long distance swimmers. Registration starts earliest at 7 a.m. prior to the first race time – but 60 minutes before each race time – at Balatonalmádi Budatava beach. The 9 km race will start at the beginning of the day, in the first two 30 minutes time frames with a restricted number of swimmers. At Budatava Beach, at the race camp present the medical certificate and/ or do your medical check-up and pick up microchip transponder technology installed in armbands. Subsequently, will be able to change clothes in the dressing rooms, on the spot will keep the luggage safe at the registration area until return. Organizers request is not bring any expensive clothing, watches, or jewelry … the organizers are not responsible for repair or replacement of lost or damaged items. Competition Date: June, 25. 2022 – 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Place of registration & Race Camp​ Balatonalmádi Budatava Beach. Races: 3K – Balatonfűzfő Zagykazetta – Balatonalmádi Budatava Beach, 9K – Balatonfűzfő Zagykazetta – Balatonalmádi Budatava Beach. Maximum number of entries – Advanced race – 3 km – 880 competitors … Extreme race – 9 km – 120 competitors.

Békés … The Körös competition … The course is built up between Szanazug and Békés Dánfok. The artificial channel has a 10 km length, an average flow of 1 km/h, 40 to 100 meter width and 1 to 8 meter depth. The competition center will be built right next to the Dánfok Dam, on the river side. Swimmers will be transported to the start by minivans. Short distance swimmers start near to Doboz Bridge, long distance swimmers start at the Szanazug Beach, where White and Black Körös confluence.
Competition Date: July, 16. 2022 – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Place of registration & Race Camp – Békés Dánfok.
Races: 10K – Szanazug – Békés Dánfok, 5K – Dobozi Bridge – Békés Dánfok. Maximum number of entries – Advanced race – 3 km – 880 competitors … Extreme race – 9 km – 120 competitors. Time limits – Extreme race – 20-25 min/1km (average indoor pool time). Registration starts earliest at 9 a.m. prior to the first race time – 60 minutes before each race time – at Békés Dánfok Beach, where simmers can park, present their medical certificate and/or do your medical check-up and pick up your microchip transponder technology installed in armbands. Subsequently, simmers will be able to change your clothes in the dressing rooms, keep their luggage safe at the registration area until you return. Organizers request is not to bring any expensive clothing, watches, or jewelry, the organizers are not responsible for repair or replacement of lost or damaged items. Right next to the entrance of the beach, in the parking lot a couple of minivans will be waiting to transfer the simmers to the starting point, to Szanazug Beach. Participants will depart from the beach at 30 minutes intervals. Upon finishing the race will arrive back at Békés Dánfok Beach, where they will be able to see their race time on the scoreboard, take a shower, get dressed and receive finishers’ goodies.

Gyékényes … Gyékényes is in the immediate vicinity of the Croatian border, only 30 minutes from Nagykanizsa by car. The gravel pits of Gyékényes have been operating since 1920 at the municipal border, and due to their gravel-beds the lakes are so clean that the range of vision underwater is up to 8 metres. The largest quarry lake is the 12-15 metres deep Kotró, but it goes as deep as 25-30 metres near the extraction. The diving base at the southern lakeside hosts a great number of international and domestic events every year, like the National Championship of Orientation Dive organized by the Hungarian Divers Federation. The owners of the lake sent quite a few safe shipwrecks to the bottom for spectacle, so the divers can find speed boats, cars and pedalos down there. Besides technical preparation, diving also provides a chance to discover the living environment underwater, because divers often encounter carps, breams, pikes and catfish. Mid-distance swimmers have 1 lap, long-distance swimmers have 3 laps around the island in the middle of the lake. Thanks to the transparency of the water, ropes are placed along the course, between some of the buoys to help spotting and staying on track.
Competition Date: August, 20.2022 – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Place of registration – Gyékényes Diving Base.
Races: 3K – Gyékényes Diver Camp (1 lap), 9K – Gyékényes Diver Camp (3 laps).
Maximum number of entries – Advanced race – 3 km – 880 competitors … Extreme race – 9 km – 120. competitors. Time limits – Extreme race – 20-25 min/1km (average indoor pool time).
Competition details – Registration starts earliest at 9 a.m. prior to the first race time at the competition base, where swimmers can park and be able to present their medical certificate and/or do their medical check-up and pick up your microchip transponder technology installed in armbands. Subsequently, swimmers will be able to change their clothes in the dressing rooms, where their luggage will be safe at the registration area until you return. Organizers request is not to bring any expensive clothing, watches, or jewelry, the organizers are not responsible for repair or replacement of lost or damaged items.
Amateur racers have to swim around the island one time, in the middle of the lake. Extreme racers have 3 laps. Upon finishing the race they are brought back to their arrival to the starting point where they will be able to see their race time on the scoreboard, take a shower, get dressed and receive finishers’ goodies.
Additional rules and instructions – Entry on the Day will not be available at this event. Arrival must be 60 minutes before the scheduled start of the group’s time frame!

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