Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean Joins the UltraMarathon Swim Series

Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean Joins the UltraMarathon Swim Series

The organizers of the Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean are pleased to announce that the prestigious 32-kilometre marathon between Péribonka and Roberval will now be part of the UltraMarathon Swim Series organized by the World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA).

“As soon as we withdrew from FINA, we began discussions with several marathons and those responsible of the World Open Water Swimming Association. We quickly realized that the Traversée and WOWSA were on the same page.

It is very existing to be able to participate in the creation of a new circuit, which will better meet the needs of marathons such as the Traversée and especially the demands open water swimmers,” said Traversée General Manager Jérémie Bonneau.

The 2022 UltraMarathon Swim Series schedule features six races of 10 kilometers or more. In addition to the crossing, there will be stages of this new circuit in Greece, the United States, Mexico and Italy with the Capri-Napoli marathon.

At each competition, swimmers will accumulate points to establish the ranking general at the end of the season. The winner of the crossing will accumulate 4,000 valuable points given that the event will be in the category of races that are the most generous in terms of scholarships awarded to athletes.

“Since 1955, Roberval has welcomed the best long distance swimmers and our association with WOWSA will enable us to continue to play our role as the Open Water Swimming capital of the world.

We are also very happy, this year, to be able to receive international swimmers after two editions were greatly affected by the impacts of the pandemic,” added Mr. Bonneau.

Here are the list of swimmers who will participate in the the 68th International Crossing of Lac St-Jean presented by Rio Tinto.

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