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The Swim Challenge – Lisbon Crossing – Cascais, nominated among the best in the world 

It is nominated for event of the year at the 2023 WOWSA Awards

The open water swimming community is in an exciting time: the WOWSA Awards 2023 They are in full development.  

These annual awards recognize the most outstanding swimmers, products, services and events in the world of open water swimming, in six different categories.  

Voting, open to the public and a specialized jury, will determine the winners, whose final results will be based on 75% of the votes of the jury and 25% of the public. 

Among this year's nominees, the Swim Challenge Journey – Lisbon – Cascais Journey What have you achieved position itself among the 10 best tests in the world.  

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Nominated for Event of the Year

This swimming ultramarathon has captured the attention of the international community for its demand and beauty, being a clear example of WOWSA's commitment to success, sportsmanship and safety in open water swimming. 


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In addition to this competition, other events have been nominated in the category of “Event of the Year” Among them are: 

  • HITtheWALL Endurance Training: A four-day training weekend hosted by Infinity Channel Swimming, covering topics such as physical and mental limits, safety, hydration, nutrition, psychological development, distance swimming, water temperature acclimatization and teamwork. 
  • Lake Tahoe Marathon Swimming Federation (LTMSF): Promotes and supports marathon swimming in Lake Tahoe, offering five swim routes that challenge swimmers to cross the lake in multiple directions. 
  • Capri Napoli: A 36km open water swimming race that starts on the island of Capri and ends at Marina Grande beach in Naples, Italy. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious swimming competitions in the world. 
  • Around-Coronado Swim: A nearly complete circumnavigation of Coronado Island near San Diego, California. It is a challenging 18.6 km open water swim. 
  • UltraSwim 33.3: A new international swimming series that challenges swimmers to complete 33.3 km, the iconic English Channel distance, over one long weekend, in an open water adventure race format. 
  • International crossing of Lac St-Jean: A 32 km open water swimming race between Péribonka and Roberval in Quebec, Canada. 
  • South32 Rottnest Channel Swim: A 19.7km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island in Western Australia. 
  • Kingdom Swim: A true celebration of open water swimming on Lake Memphremagog in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. 
  • Swim Oresund: A 20km open water swim between Denmark and Sweden, across the Oresund Strait. 
  • Swim Challenge – Lisbon – Cascais Crossing: A 20km open water swim from Lisbon to Cascais in Portugal. 

The nomination of the swim challenge – Lisbon – Cascais crossing is a recognition of its organizational and sporting excellence, as well as the beauty and challenge of swimming in the waters of Cascais. According to the organization, being among the top 10 events in the world is a significant achievement. 

Cascais, the host city of the test, is a tourist and sports destination par excellence. With its beautiful beaches, rich history and vibrant cultural life, Cascais offers an unforgettable experience not only for athletes, but also for their companions. 

According to the organization, Being among the 10 best tests in the world is recognition to his hard work and dedication to this sport. 

The categories of WOWSA Awards 

In addition to the Swim Challenge – Lisbon – Cascais crossing, other events and athletes have been nominated in various categories, reflecting the diversity and talent that exists in the world of open water swimming.  

These categories include the Man and Woman of the Year, Best Performance of the Year, as well as the Best Product or Service of the Year, among others. 

The World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) is the organization behind these awards. Dedicated to fostering a community of open water swimmers, WOWSA promotes the highest standards of sportsmanship, fairness and transparency.

Through its commitment to community, integrity and education, WOWSA offers valuable resources for swimmers, coaches and organizers. 

The nomination of this Journey to the 2023 WOWSA Awards is an important milestone for the event and for open water swimming in general.  

As the community waits with anticipation for the final results, which will be announced on January 31, 2024, this nomination is already a triumph in itself. 


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