Competition

Bled Swimming Challenge is the biggest Open Water event in Slovenia. The competition is a part of Austria Open Water Cup and it is supported by Slovenian Swimming Association. The event has professional and recreational nature. Everybody can take part in it – from professional and recreational swimmers to families which like to spend their free time actively.

SCHEDULE

8.30
The competitors gather and pick up their registration packets and numbers (don't forget about ID)

9.30
Opening ceremony

10.00
Start of the Grand Bled Swimming Challenge (5k)

12.45
Start of the Small Bled Swimming Challenge (1250 metres)

14.00
Awards Ceremony

 

Map of the competion

Zemljevid proge

 

Grand Bled Swimming Challenge (5k)

The race takes place in the western part of Lake Bled. The start and the finish are in Mala Zaka. The course has a shape of an incorrect rectangle and it leads you to the island and back. It is marked with 4 buoys. If you want to finish the marathon successfully, you have to swim 4 laps counterclockwise.

There will be time limit of 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Prices:

  • payment until 31. 5. €25

  • payment until 12. 7. €30

  • payment on the day of the event €35 (cash only!)

Categories – Men – 5k

1

Younger juniors

15 – 16

2003 and younger

2

Juniors

17 – 18

2001 – 2002

3

Seniors

19 – 29

2000 – 1990

4

Masters a

30 – 39

1989 – 1980

5

Masters b

40 – 49

1979 – 1970

6

Masters c

50 – 59

1969 – 1960

7

Masters d

60 – 69

1959 – 1950

8

Masters e

70 and older

1949 and older

9

Absolute

 

 

Categories – Women – 5k

1

Younger juniors

14 – 15

2004 and younger

2

Juniors

16 – 17

2003 – 2002

3

Seniors

18 – 29

2001 – 1990

4

Masters a

30 – 39

1989 – 1980

5

Masters b

40 – 49

1979 – 1970

6

Masters c

50 – 59

1969 – 1960

7

Masters d

60 – 69

1959 – 1950

8

Masters e

70 and older

1949 and older

9

Absolute

 

 

Small Bled Swimming Challenge (1250 metres)

The race takes place in the western part of Lake Bled. The start and the finish are in Mala Zaka. The course has a shape of an incorrect rectangle and it leads you to the island and back. It is marked with 4 buoys. If you want to finish the marathon successfully, you have to swim 1 lap counterclockwise.

There will be no time limit.

Prices:

  • payment until 31. 5. €15

  • payment until 12. 7. €20

  • payment on the day of the event €25 (cash only!)

Categories – Men – 1250 m

1

Children

 

2009 and younger

2

Younger boys

 

2008 – 2007

3

Boys

 

2006 – 2005

4

Younger juniors

15 – 16

2004 – 2003

5

Juniors

17 – 18

2002 – 2001

6

Seniors

19 – 29

2000 – 1990

7

Masters a

30 – 39

1989 – 1980

8

Masters b

40 – 49

1979 – 1970

9

Masters c

50 – 59

1969 – 1960

10

Masters d

60 – 69

1959 – 1950

11

Masters e

70 and older

1949 and older

12

Absolute

 

 

Categories – Women – 1250 m

1

Children

 

2010 and younger

2

Younger girls

 

2009 – 2008

3

Girls

 

2007 – 2006

4

Younger juniors

14 – 15

2005 – 2004

5

Juniors

16 – 17

2003 – 2002

6

Seniors

18 – 29

2001 – 1990

7

Masters a

30 – 39

1989 – 1980

8

Masters b

40 – 49

1979 – 1970

9

Masters c

50 – 59

1969 – 1960

10

Masters d

60 – 69

1959 – 1950

11

Masters e

70 and older

1949 and older

12

Absolute

 

 

 

Group registrations

For larger groups, registered over web-page group discounts are as follows:

 

10-19 swimmers

10% discount

20-29 swimmers

15% discount

30 and more swimmers

20% discount 

Group discounts on the day of the event will not be possible.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONS

There is going to be an electronic time keeping by PZS timing.

Swimming in wetsuit is not allowed.

Every swimmer registered over the webpage will receive a T-shirt, a swim cap, warm lunch and an original Bled Kremšnita woucher. The T-shirt and the swim cap are not guaranteed for swimmers who will register on the day of the event.

Three fastest swimmers in every category will be awarded medals and practical awards.

Organisers keep the rights to change the propositions if needed.