Crossing The Hungarian Sea In The Balaton Átúszás

Crossing The Hungarian Sea In The Balaton Átúszás

Balaton Átúszás is one of the largest open water swimming competitions in the world and one of the World’s Top 100 Open Water Swims. The 30th annual event in Lake Balaton, called the “Hungarian Sea“, is held on July 7th.

With over 7,000 participants in the race, there are continuous starts from 8 am – 2 pm for the 5.2K event from the port of Révfülöp to the Platan beach in Balatonboglár.

Like other mass participation events, safety is a focus of the organizing committee. A mandatory medical exam is required to participate. Every 20-30 meters, safety personnel on boats oversee the safety of the competitors.

Swimmers return from the finish in Balatonboglár to the start in Révfülöp by ferry boat.

László Szántó, head of the organizing committee, and his staff offer the Balaton Átúszás website that provides information in Hungarian, German and English for international competitors.

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Steven Munatones