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Big Neva Cup – 2019
March 1 @ 14:00 - March 2 @ 18:00
For winter swimming enthusiasts, it’s the best time and location to sum up their training season by taking part in St. Petersburg Big Neva Open Cup on March 2-3, 2019.
We will cut a 25-m pool in the ice of the Big Neva. Each of the three lanes of the pool will be equipped with the ladders and turning walls on both ends, per IWSA standards. In the previous years, the night air temperature dropped down to -18°C. To prevent the pool from freezing, we use a special equipment of our own unique design. Expected water temperature +0.4°С, air temperature -12°С.
We will set up heated tents and inflatable modules right on the snowy beach of Peter and Paul fortress. The participants and spectators will be served with hot tea. There will be a mobile sauna and a hot tub for the swimmers’ recovery.
Professional highly equipped rescue divers will provide safety to the swimmers. There will be an ambulance on duty close to the pool side.
In 2018 the event scored 159 participants including 57 foreign swimmers from 12 countries. Russia was represented by 102 winter swimmers from 19 regions of the country including 41 swimmer from St. Petersburg.
The youngest swimmer – Ivan Babaryko (10 y.o., coach Viacheslav Tikhonov) from St. Petersburg. The oldest was Richard Buche (79 y.o) from Belgium. Alexander Fedotov took, a 78 y.o. veteran of St. Petersburg winter swimming, took part in the competition. Alexander is a current member of “Ozerki” winter hardening club and a former member of the legendary “Big Neva” club that had a regular swims near Trubetskoy bastion in the 60-90th of the last century.
- 25 m Butterfly
- 25 m Head Up Breaststroke
- 25 m Freestyle
- 50 m Freestyle
- 100 m Head Up Breaststroke
- 200 m Freestyle*
- 4 X 25 m Freestyle Relay
* only for swimmers from 20 to 65 y.o.,
RulesThe competition is run under
The Rules of All-Russian Winter Swimming Federation.
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