Wuhan International Yangtze River Crossing Festival

Wuhan International Yangtze River Crossing Festival

Started in 1934 with 44 swimmers, the International Challenge of Swimming Across The Yangtze River has grown to international proportions with the largest cash prize money in the world

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Name of Race

Wuhan International Yangtze River Crossing Festival

Event Nickname

International Challenge of Swimming Across the Yangtze River

Event Month

July

Region

Asia

Body of Water

River Yangtze, Wuhan, China

Distances Offered

1-2k

Temperature

Moderate

Experience

Intermediate

Water Type

River

Swim Type

Race

Description

The 1.8 km International Challenge of Swimming Across the Yangtze River is an open water swimming competition across the Yangtze River in Wuhan, China that has been held since 1934 and is organized by the Wuhan Swim Association. Since 1956, there have been 37 crossings of the Yangtze River. In 2002, open water swimmers from the U.S.A, Germany, Russia, and Malaysia participated in the crossing of the Yangtze River.

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