100 Years Of Fresh Open Water Swimming In Belgium

100 Years Of Fresh Open Water Swimming In Belgium

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

On August 22nd, one of the world’s top 100 open water swims, the Damme–Brugge Open Water Swim, celebrated its 100th swim this year.

Held in the freshwater Canal Hoeke – Sluis in Belgium, the race is a 5 km straight-line course from Damme to Brugge where athletes can swim either freestyle or breaststroke. The event utilizes a wave start that separates the different strokes and speed of swimmers, along includes a 4.5K swim for recreational participants.



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