Ultraswim 33.3 – Athletes From 20 Countries to Compete in Epic Adventure Swim Race™ In Croatia

May 17, 2024

Competitors will attempt to swim the 33.3km course - the iconic distance of the English Channel - from the ancient town of Stari Grad, to Hvar Town across four days.

Stari Grad, Hvar, Croatia /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – UltraSwim 33.3 – the new Epic Adventure Swim Race Series™ – kicks off tomorrow in Hvar, Croatia, with over 100 swimmers from 20 different countries taking on the event’s 33.3km challenge.

The event consists of a new multi-day swim race format, positioned between the many one-day 10km marathons or shorter races, and the super-long distance challenge swims, such as the English Channel.

UltraSwim 33.3 is inspired by the iconic distance between England and France, with swimmers aiming to complete the equivalent Dover-Calais distance of 33.3km, spread over four days and six swims, in much warmer locations than the English Channel.

The event launched a pilot back in 2022 with just 30 swimmers, and saw its first successful public event in Montenegro in October 2023. After launching three further events for this year in Hvar, Croatia, Skopelos, Greece and Herceg Novi, Montenegro – over 95% of competitors from 2023 are returning for 2024. #3Croatia will take place from Friday 17th May to Monday 20th May.

Each day the swimmers will face a different leg of the 33.3km distance, with a marathon day of 11km on Sunday 19 May. The point-to-point course will take place around the stunning island of Hvar, Croatia with refuelling stops in exclusive bays between swims. The course will also involve several challenges such as a channel crossing, battling the coastal winds of the Adriatic Sea and the tough currents between smaller islands.

Mark Turner, Founder of UltraSwim 33.3 said: “We created UltraSwim 33.3 through a love of open-water swimming and a desire to create a new event that inspires people and gives them the platform to push themselves out of their comfort zone and benefit from it.”

“Our event is incredibly diverse in terms of ability, we always say, it might not be for everyone, but everyone can do it. With the proper training, any determined swimmer can complete an UltraSwim 33.3.”

“We are excited to kick things off tomorrow here in Hvar, and we are grateful to our destination partners, the tourism boards of Stari Grad and Hvar Town for making our event here in Croatia possible.”

As the series continues to expand with three confirmed events in 2024, the ambition is to reach five events in 2025.

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