Four loops of a 2.5 km triangle course where warmth and sunshine are expected along the Portuguese coast in beautiful Setúbal Bay, located 40 kilometers south from Lisbon
Name of Race
Setúbal Bay International Swim Marathon
Body of Water
The Sado River
The Setúbal Bay International Swim Marathon is part of the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cupprofessional circuit and is one of the World’s Top 100 Open Water Swims. It is held in Setúbal Bay, Portugal and consists of 4 loops of a 2.5 km triangle course where warmth and sunshine are expected along the Portuguese coast, located 40 kilometers south from Lisbon The 10 km race is held in June in Setúbal bay, one of the most beautiful bays in the world with Serra da Arrábida on one side and Rio Sado magic waterfront on the other. The water temperature is between 18 – 19ºC with a water depth of between 3 – 25 meters. It offers US$20,000 in prize money and is very competitive race with elite professional marathon swimmers from around the world.
Field is limited to 25 solo swimmers and 18 relay teams that start and finish at Battery Park City. Fields sells out in less than 45 minutes. Race first held in 1927. Substantial surface chop and strong tidal pull are possible. Water temperature varies between 17 – 19°C (64 – 67°F). Course may also include random jetsam and flotsam. A Qualifying Swim must be completed before application will be accepted.