Traversata Stretto di Messina

Category
Italia
Date
June 2023 00:00
Venue
panorama stretto messina
logo-messina Technical directionTrips Viaggi
June - July - August - September Online registration for pre-registered.
  • DISTANCE
    3,5km
  • DIFFICULTY
    Medium
  • WATER TEMPERATURE
    75°F
  • RACE FORMAT
    NO

THE EVENT

An unique experience and opportunity to swim from Sicily to Calabria in Italy. Swimming Travel has been organizing this crossing for more than 10 years now, and is proud to offer you the opportunity to swim the incredibly blue and deep waters of the Messina Strait, where the myths of Scilla and Carriddi still live today. The Messina Strait Crossing is a must for every passionate open water swimmer and the good thing is that you don't need to be an advanced swimmer to be able to complete it. The entire event is supervised by the maritime local authorities; they will make sure the safest possible conditions are provided for you to swim.

The Messina Strait Crossing is: BASIC and GOLD.
BASIC: the athlete Simply Swim Crossing. We highly recommend for all participants that chose the BASIC offer to stay two days extra. Due to the weather conditions the crossing can be postponed and we don’t want you to miss this opportunity.
GOLD: the athlete experiences a Swim Camp between the blue sea and the archaeological sites of Taormina. GOLD guests are accommodated for 3 nights in a **** hotel, they swim in the Strait of Messina, swim in the sea with the Swimming Travel Team and visit Taormina whit a guide.
GOLD is only these days: 14 and 29 June and 25 September.

The event will only take place if the minimum number of participants is reached, 15. This has never been as issue in the past, on the contrary. We will confirm this with you three months prior to your event date, to allow you to plan your travels.

THE PROGRAM

DAY 1 PM: 5pm technical meeting on the beach, analysis of weather and sea forecast, course explanation and gadget distribution to each athlete. Optional dinner at the restaurant for those interested in dining with the group, sharing experiences with each other and tasting the local Sicilian cuisine.
DAY 2 AM: Meeting at the meeting point (clarified the day before), transfer with boats to the start point at the Pilone Torre Faro beach. Once the Messina Strait crossing is completed, the athletes will be brought back to Sicily by boat to the start point. Congratulations, pictures, certificate pick up from Italian Federation of Cronometristi and more.
DAY 3 AM: Mandatory open day - your presence is required - to potentially do the crossing in case of bad weather on the scheduled day (DAY 2).
DAY 4 AM: Mandatory open day - your presence is required - to potentially do the crossing in case of bad weather on the scheduled day 2 or day 3.

We highly recommend for all participants that chose the BASIC offer to stay two days extra. Due to the weather conditions the crossing can be postponed and we don’t want you to miss this opportunity.

The order and timing of the schedule could be modified due to weather conditions or preferences.

THE OFFER

The package include

  • Assistance boat for the strait swim crossing. One boat is assigned to three athletes.
  • On each boat will be a certified lifeguard and a captain.
  • Medical assistance.
  • Ambulance, one on each side of the crossing; Sicily and Calabria.
  • FIN (Italian Swim Federation) supervision during the entire crossing.
  • Official Italian Timing federation will be officially monitoring each athlete’s swim times.
  • Official listing of your name in the Albo d'Oro of the Messina Strait crossing.
  • Swimming Travel Messina Swim Crossing t-shirt and swim cap.
  • Professional photographers.
  • Facebook live streaming.
JUNE

€220

JULY

€260

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

€250

The package does not include

  • Flight.
  • Transfer from and to airport.
  • Accomodation tax.
  • Everything extra not included above (dinner with family etc.).

Politica bambini

Da 0 a 6 anni: gratuito (in stanza con due adulti) | Da 7 a 13 anni: sconto del 50% (in stanza con due adulti)

Reimbursement Policy

Trip Reimbursement

  • Before the 12th week: 70% of the total cost.
  • From the 12th to the 6th week: 50% of the total cost.
  • No reimbursment policies will apply after the 6th week.

You will be partially reimbursed if: the weather forecast is not allowing the swim crossing to start and there is no other date available to reschedule the event. This decision will officially be taken by the maritime local authorities. Unfortunately we are not able to reimburse you the insurance fees for the medical assistance, lifeguard and timing officials. Swimming Travel does NOT take any responsibility in the circumstances where the event has to be cancelled due to bad weather conditions or cancellation of the even for any other reason where our organization cannot be held accountable for. The maritime authorities together with Swimming Travel will do their best to provide another date for the crossing. We therefore encourage all participates to plan a flexible travel schedule, keeping in mind the possibility of one or two days of deferral of the event date.

You will NOT be reimbursed if: you cancel, you cancel a postponement, you are late, you fail to send us all required documents and we cannot let you participate at the event.

We are NOT able to reimburse you if: the swim crossing starts and has to be stopped after the start due to the weather changing for the worse This decision will also officially be taken by the maritime local authorities and not by Swimming Travel.

Customization

We offer the option to customize our offer and fulfill special requests if possible. We offer the service of booking flights and transfers from/to the airport/hotel. Email us for more information.

REGISTRATION METHODS

01 Total per person at reservation of €220 June , €260 July, €250 August and September.

THE PROGRAM

DAY 1 PM: 5pm technical meeting on the beach, analysis of weather and sea forecast, course explanation and gadget distribution to each athlete. Optional dinner at the restaurant for those interested in dining with the group, sharing experiences with each other and tasting the local Sicilian cuisine.
DAY 2 AM: Meeting at the meeting point (clarified the day before), transfer with boats to the start point at the Pilone Torre Faro beach. Once the Messina Strait crossing is completed, the athletes will be brought back to Sicily by boat to the start point. Congratulations, pictures, certificate pick up from Italian Federation of Cronometristi and more.
DAY 3 AM: meeting at 9:30am, group swim in the beautiful Sicilia blue sea, technical focus on open water swimming, swim analysis of video tapes (taken during group swim). PM: guided visit of the city and Taormina and its archeological site.
DAY 4 AM: Open water group swim and departure.

The order and timing of the schedule could be modified due to weather conditions or preferences.

THE OFFER

The package include

  • Assistance boat for the strait swim crossing. One boat is assigned to three athletes.
  • On each boat will be a certified lifeguard and a captain.
  • Medical assistance.
  • Ambulance, one on each side of the crossing; Sicily and Calabria.
  • FIN (Italian Swim Federation) supervision during the entire crossing.
  • Official Italian Timing federation will be officially monitoring each athlete’s swim times.
  • Official listing of your name in the Albo d'Oro of the Messina Strait crossing.
  • Swimming Travel Messina Swim Crossing t-shirt and swim cap.
  • Professional photographers.
  • Facebook live streaming.
  • 3 nights in a Hotel located in Torre Faro. Room with breakfast included.
  • Swim camp and mooring group open water swims.
  • Video analysis of your swimming and focus on your technique.
  • Guided tour of the archeological site of the city of Taormina.
SINGLE ROOM

€700

(athlete)

€480

(companion)
DOUBLE ROOM

€590

(athlete)

€370

(companion)
TRIPLE ROOM

€560

(athlete)

€340

(companion)
SINGLE ROOM

€770

(athlete)

€550

(companion)
DOUBLE ROOM

€630

(athlete)

€410

(companion)
TRIPLE ROOM

€590

(athlete)

€370

(companion)
SINGLE ROOM

€800

(athlete)

€550

(companion)
DOUBLE ROOM

€660

(athlete)

€410

(companion)
TRIPLE ROOM

€620

(athlete)

€370

(companion)

The package does not include

  • Flight.
  • Transfer from and to airport.
  • Accomodation tax.
  • Everything extra not included above (dinner with family etc.).

Children policy

If you have children under 12, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Reimbursement Policy

Trip Reimbursement

  • Before the 12th week: 70% of the frist cost.
  • From the 12th to the 8th week: 35% of the frist cost.
  • From the 8th to the 6th week: 50% of the total cost for swimmers and 30% for support crew/family.
  • From the 6th to the 3rd week: 20% for swimmers and support crew/family.
  • No reimbursment policies will apply after the 3rd week.

You will be partially reimbursed if: the weather forecast is not allowing the swim crossing to start and there is no other date available to reschedule the event. This decision will officially be taken by the maritime local authorities. Unfortunately we are not able to reimburse you the insurance fees for the medical assistance, lifeguard and timing officials. Swimming Travel does NOT take any responsibility in the circumstances where the event has to be cancelled due to bad weather conditions or cancellation of the even for any other reason where our organization cannot be held accountable for. The maritime authorities together with Swimming Travel will do their best to provide another date for the crossing. We therefore encourage all participates to plan a flexible travel schedule, keeping in mind the possibility of one or two days of deferral of the event date.

You will NOT be reimbursed if: you cancel, you cancel a postponement, you are late, you fail to send us all required documents and we cannot let you participate at the event.

We are NOT able to reimburse you if: the swim crossing starts and has to be stopped after the start due to the weather changing for the worse This decision will also officially be taken by the maritime local authorities and not by Swimming Travel.

Customization

We offer the option to customize our offer and fulfill special requests if possible. We offer the service of booking flights and transfers from/to the airport/hotel. Email us for more information.

REGISTRATION METHODS

01 First deposit of €220 per person at reservation.
02 Final deposit within the 8th week before your event. JUNE: final deposit within 18 April. JUNE: final deposit within 2 May. SEPTEMBER: final deposit within 30 July.

N.B. The GOLD package will be activated with a minimum of 8 people. If there are not 8 members, the fee will be refunded by deducting the cost of the crossing (BASIC price).

 
 

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