Courtesy of Ioannis Kifonidis, Kalamariá, Thessaloniki, Greece.

The 2019 edition of the Winter Swimming Race Paliria was held in Aretsou Beach in Kalamariá, Thessaloniki in northern Greece.

41 swimmers competed in the 300m and 1 km race in 8°C water in a loop course; 36 of them managed to complete the race and only 5 did not finish,” reported Ioannis Kifonidis. “The Hellenic Marathon Swimming Association organized the event with the contribution of Kalamaria Municipality, Kalamaria Swimming Pool and Baylines Lifeguards Services.”

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