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Big Neva Cup – 2019

March 1 @ 14:00 - March 2 @ 18:00

St. Petersburg in winter is especially beautiful in early March when the days become longer and the spire of Peter and Paul fortress is shining gold against the blue sky. 40-cm thick ice still covers the Neva river.

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.

Distances

  • 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.,
no paraswimmers

Age groups

  • Group A – under 20 years old
  • Group B – from 20 to 29
  • Group C – from 30 to 39
  • Group DE – from 40 to 49
  • Group FG – from 50 to 59
  • Group H+ – from 60 and up
  • Group P – paraswimmers of all ages

Swimmer’s age group is based on their age on March 2, 2019.
No age groups for 4 x 25 m Freestyle Relay.

Rules
The competition is run under
The Rules of All-Russian Winter Swimming Federation.

The Event Program


01/03/2019

  • 12 : 00 – 17 : 00Arrival and accreditation


02/03/2019

  • 10 : 40 – 10 : 55Opening Ceremony
  • 11 : 00 – 11 : 5525 m Butterfly
  • 12 : 00 – 13 : 5525 m Head Up Breastsroke
  • 14 : 00 – 15 : 2550 m Freestyle
  • 15 : 30 – 16 : 45200 m Freestyle
  • 17 : 00 – 18 : 00Award Ceremony
  • 19 : 30 – 22 : 00Gala Dinner


03/03/2019

  • 11 : 00 – 12 : 5525 m Freestyle
  • 13 : 00 – 14 : 25100 m Head Up Breatstroke
  • 14 : 30 – 15 : 254 x 25 m Freestyle Relay
  • 16 : 00 – 17 : 00Award Ceremony
  • 17 : 00 – 17 : 15Closing the Event


Steps to registration for the next year

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1) Sing in or sign up.

2) Add a new swimmer profile if not yet done.

3) Choose registration package when it becomes available.

4) Select your swimmer and desired distances*.

5) Add the package to your cart.

6) Go to checkout and pay.

Photo: Alexander Palaev
* If your buddy also wants to join – repeat steps 2 – 5: add a new swimmer profile and add his/ her package to you cart before checking out.
Have questions? Read the registration FAQ.

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Total swimmers: 221 , total countries: 17
registered and confirmed at this moment

Россия
Латвия
Финляндия
Польша
Беларусь
Эстония
Германия
Сербия
Бельгия
Швейцария
Нидерланды
Китай
США
Словакия
GB
Казахстан

Details

Start:
March 1 @ 14:00
End:
March 2 @ 18:00
Event Categories:
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Website:
zimplav.ru

Organizer

Федерация зимнего плавания Санкт‑Петербурга
Phone:
+7(921)967-6968
Email:
spb@zimplav.ru
Website:
https://zimplav.ru

Venue

Петропавловская крепость
Петропавловская крепость
Санкт-Петербург, Российская Федерация
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