First held in 1913 with continuous competitions for 79 years
Name of Race
Traversée du Lac d’Annecy
Body of Water
Traversée du Lac d’Annecy is a 2-race open water swimming competition held in Lac d’Annecy (Lake Annecy), France. It is one of the World’s Top 100 Open Water Swims and held in crystal clear turquoise lake lined by vivid mountain greenery and azul skies. The races are 1 km and 2.4 km and were first held in 1913 with continuous competitions since. The lake is a well-known French tourist site commonly known as the Venice of France. The lake is fed by five rivers and a powerful underwater source, protected by strict environmental laws, to create a beautiful site for swimming.
Five-part series, organised by Scott Rice, includes Harbour Crossing Auckland, Paihia Classic Bay of Islands, Capital Classic Wellington, La Grande Swim Akaroa, Sand to Surf Mt Maunganui, and King of the Bay North Shore.