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Is it mandatory to wear a?

NO, it is not. Swimming Travel only recommends it in…
NO, it is not. Swimming Travel only recommends it in order to fully enjoy the swim.
Posted 4 months agoby admin
YES, there are no restrictions.
Posted 10 months agoby admin

If I only want to swim once a day, is that ok?

YES, of course, you can do whatever you want or…
YES, of course, you can do whatever you want or feel like with no obligation or pressure.
Posted 10 months agoby admin
If she/he wants, we include support member in our program, meaning they will be able to come with us at all times. They can enjoy their time on the boat, at the sea and on the beach at all times when you will be swimming.
Posted 10 months agoby admin

How do I know if I am a good enough swimmer for this camp?

The trip is open to anyone and every swim level.…
The trip is open to anyone and every swim level. There will be two coaches at all times and groups will be divided if necessary. So, don’t worry, we will take care of you and make sure you enjoy the camp!
Posted 10 months agoby admin

Are you going to share with us additional information of the event?

YES of course. Once you are registered and have paid…

YES of course. Once you are registered and have paid the first amount, you will be added to a mailing list. You will therefore receive from us different emails containing important information about your event.

Posted 1 year agoby admin

What about flights and booking? Are you taking care of it?

NO, you will be responsible with booking and paying for…

NO, you will be responsible with booking and paying for your flight. There are a lot of low cost airlines flying to Istanbul so you shouldn't have major problems.

Posted 2 years agoby admin

Can I personalize my Swimming Travel offer (going earlier or leaving later for example)?

Absolutely, we can custom and personalize your stay and offer…

Absolutely, we can custom and personalize your stay and offer to your preference. Just contact us via email and we will provide further information.

Posted 2 years agoby admin

Can I book my flights immediately?

We recommend waiting for the official day of registration and…

We recommend waiting for the official day of registration and the confirmation email from the Turkish Olympic Committee. Afterwards, you can go ahead and book your flights.

Posted 2 years agoby admin

How do I register to the race?

If you pre registered to the Swimming Travel Team you…

If you pre registered to the Swimming Travel Team you will be fully assisted with registration and we will notify you and help you when the time comes.

Posted 2 years agoby admin

The cost of the race has to be announced every year by the Turkey Olympic Committee and it is about €270 (to be paid at registration).

Posted 2 years agoby admin

Is it a really hard race? Do I need to be a competitive swimmer?

The race is about 6.5km long and most of it…

The race is about 6.5km long and most of it is with the current. We therefore compare this race distance to about a regular 3km race in open water swimming.

Posted 2 years agoby admin

Is it possible to wear a wetsuit, a watch and special accessories?

Unfortunately NOT, you are not allowed to wear any of…

Unfortunately NOT, you are not allowed to wear any of those above since it is race policy.

Posted 2 years agoby admin

How are the water conditions?

The water temperature is about 24-25 C degrees or 68-75…

The water temperature is about 24-25 C degrees or 68-75 F. 95% of the race you will have clear and clean water to swim in, while you could find some slightly less clean water towards the end, 200/300 meters from the finish line; nothing to worry about.

Posted 2 years agoby admin

Is there going to be a briefing the day before the crossing?

YES, there is going to be a technical briefing (and…

YES, there is going to be a technical briefing (and a potential practice swim) the day before the event at 5PM on the local beach.

Posted 2 years agoby admin

Is there any assistance/help with travel plans, hotels, places to visit near by etc.?

YES, Swimming Travel can provide help with your logistics and…

YES, Swimming Travel can provide help with your logistics and travel plan. Please contact us in the contact us section for further information.

Posted 2 years agoby admin

Can I swim with a wetsuit?

YES, it is possible. It will simply be added as…

YES, it is possible. It will simply be added as a note in the result list next to your name.

Posted 2 years agoby admin

YES, we suggest you take your 2000 meters swim time (in the pool) as a measure. If you are able to swim 2km under 60 minutes in the pool, than you should be able to complete it. We say “should” since it also really depends on the sea and weather conditions, such as currents and winds.

Posted 2 years agoby admin

Can we shorten our stay?

YES absolutely, we can customize and personalize your stay and…

YES absolutely, we can customize and personalize your stay and offer to your preference. To receive more information about prices and custom requests, just contact us in the contact us section.

Posted 2 years agoby admin

Is the package fee the same for support members that do not train or race?

NO, support members have a different fee. We encourage you…

NO, support members have a different fee. We encourage you to check out our costs & fees section.

Posted 2 years agoby admin

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