Messina

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Category
Italia
Date
June 2024
Venue
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MESSINA 2024 DATES 2024 SOLD OUT.
  • DISTANCE
    3,5km
  • DIFFICULTY
    Medium
  • WATER TEMPERATURE
    71-77°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 a private tour to Taormina city.
The event will only take place if the minimum number of participants of 15 is reached. This has never been as issue in the past. We will confirm the paln with you three months prior to your event date, to allow you to plan your travel.

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 by the Italian Timekeepers Federation 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 choose the BASIC offer to stay two days extra. Due to the weather conditions the crossing may be postponed and we don’t want you to miss this opportunity.

THE OFFER

The package include

  • Assistance boat for the strait swim crossing. One boat is assigned to three athletes.
  • On each boat there 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 caMp.
  • Professional photographers.
  • Facebook live streaming.
JUNE

€220

JULY

€260

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

€250

The package does not include

  • Flight.
  • Transfer from and to airport.
  • Everything not included above.

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)

Cancellation policy

Travel reimbursements

  • 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. Email us for more information.

REGISTRATION METHODS

Single payment via online platforms (PayPal/Stripe) or bank transfer as indicated in the registration form.
A €220,00 for the June crossings.
B €260,00 for the July crossings.
C €250,00 for the August and September crossings.

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 (the meeting point will be communicated 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 by the Italian Timekeepers Federation 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 tour of Taormina city 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 there 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 caMp.
  • Professional photographers.
  • Facebook live streaming.
  • Attestato di partecipazione rilasciato dalla Federazione Italiana Cronometristi.
  • 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 Taormina city.
SINGLE ROOM

€745

(athlete)

€525

(companion)
DOUBLE ROOM

€630

(athlete)

€410

(companion)
TRIPLE ROOM

€600

(athlete)

€380

(companion)
SINGLE ROOM

€820

(athlete)

€560

(companion)
DOUBLE ROOM

€700

(athlete)

€440

(companion)
TRIPLE ROOM

€665

(athlete)

€405

(companion)
SINGLE ROOM

€910

(athlete)

€660

(companion)
DOUBLE ROOM

€760

(athlete)

€510

(companion)
TRIPLE ROOM

€720

(athlete)

€470

(companion)

The package does not include

  • Flight.
  • Transfer from and to airport.
  • 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..

Cancellation policy

Travel reimbursements

  • Before the 12th week: 70% of the frist cost.
  • From the 12th to the 8th week: 25% 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. Email us for more information.

REGISTRATION METHODS

Single payment via online platforms (PayPal/Stripe) as indicated in the registration form.
Two-step payment by bank transfer divided as follows:

01 First deposit of €300 per person at reservation.
02 Final deposit within the 8th week before your event: JUNE: final deposit within March. JULY: final deposit within May. AUGUST: final deposit within June.

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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