Winter Swimming In China

Courtesy of Roman Karkachev, Taierzhuang, China.

Snow + swimming = winter swimming.

The International Winter Swimming Association is offering an 8-day event for 550€ that covers the 6th International Winter Swimming Festival on the Grand Canal and the 8th Winter Springs-swimming International Invitational on Daming Lake that serves as the 3rd stage of the IWSA World Cup.

The first program starts on January 6th and includes a tour of Beijing to the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. The second programs includes a tour of Shanghai. From either Beijing or Shanghai, swimmers travel to Zaozhuang and Taierzhuan, the competition site.

The first competition starts on January 9th at the Great Channel of China and on January 11th in Lake Daming.

The Jinan 2020 All Inclusive program enables swimmers to compete in any race at the IWSA Jinan 2020 World Cup.

25m Competition on January 9th in the Great China Channel in Taierzhuang includes the 50m freestyle, 50m breaststroke, 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 4x50m freestyle relay (2 men + 2 women), 4x50m mixed gender relay, and 300m swim.

The International Winter Swimming Festival in Jinan is a 300m swim across Lake Daming on January 11th and a 25m breaststroke, 25m freestyle, and 25m butterfly. On January 12th, the events include 50m freestyle, 50m breaststroke, 100m freestyle, 100m breaststroke, 4x25m breaststroke relay and 4x25m freestyle relay.

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