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Open Water Tournament (OWT) is a unique open water swimming tournament that explores the aquatic environment of Hungary and utilizes it as a sports venue. During the tournament, swimmers are pitted against each other in courses having different water types and distances, while they can also experience the country’s aquatic environment. At the end of the tournament, champions of Hungarian open water swimming will be selected, and every participant will have a clearer picture of the type and distance of open water they perform the best in. About us

Open Water Tournament (OWT) is a unique open water swimming tournament that explores the aquatic environment of Hungary and utilizes it as a sports venue. During the tournament, swimmers are pitted against each other in courses having different water types and distances, while they can also experience the country’s aquatic environment. At the end of the tournament, champions of Hungarian open water swimming will be selected, and every participant will have a clearer picture of the type and distance of open water they perform the best in.

Balaton

Balaton

History

Balaton bay cross swim has its long traditions, most frequently competitions are organized between the Tihany Peninsula and Balatonfüred, but the event also took place between Balatonalmádi and Balatonfűzfő under the name of beach cross swim, most recently in 2011. The Fűzfő bay is the northernmost part of Lake Balaton in the eastern basin. Today, the bay is a popular site of water sports due to its favorable winds.

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3K | Balatonalmádi Budatava beach - Balatonfűzfő Zagykazetta
9K

Competition Date- 2020.07.11. 08:00-18:00

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Gyékényes

Gyékényes

History

Gyékényes is in the immediate vicinity of the Croatian border, only 30 min from Nagykanizsa by car. The gravel pits of Gyékényes have been operating since 1920 at the municipal border, and due to their gravel-beds the lakes are so clean that the range of vision underwater is up to 8 metres. The largest quarry lake is the 12-15 metres deep Kotró, but it goes as deep as 25-30 metres near the extraction. The diving base at the southern lakeside hosts a great number of international and domestic events every year, like the National Championship of Orientation Dive organized by the Hungarian Divers Federation. The owners of the lake sent quite a few safe shipwrecks to the bottom for spectacle, so the divers can find speed boats, cars and pedalos down there. Besides technical preparation, diving also provides a chance to discover the living environment underwater, because divers often encounter carps, breams, pikes and catfish. So, our travelers can get an environmental experience too, besides challenge.

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3K | Gyékényes diving base
9K

Competition Date 2020.08.01. 08:00-18:00

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Szarvas

Szarvas

History

Competing in the Körös River is a tradition in Szarvas kept alive by the Szarvas Swimming and Water Polo Association, the organizer of the event that is scheduled on St. Stephen’s day, each year. In 2020 the competition in Szarvas is complemented by OWT, hereby besides the usual short tracks participants will be able to complete advanced and extreme distances too. The third and final stage of the Open Water Tournament will be organized in Körös River, Szarvas.

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2.5K | Szarvas, the geometric mean point of historical Hungary - Canoe-Kayak Club Szarvas
7.5K

Competition Date 2020.08.20. 08:00-18:00

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