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2021 Bosphorus Swim from Asia to Europe
August 22, 2021 - August 23, 2021
The Turkish Olympic Committee (TOC) has today confirmed that the 33rd edition of the Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race will be held in Istanbul on 22 August 2021.
The world-famous swim sees swimmers from around the world compete in a gruelling race from Kanlıca on the Asian side of Istanbul to Kuruçeşme Cemil Topuzlu Park on the European side.
On average more than 2000 amateur and elite open water swimmers take part in the annual event which has taken place every year since 1989.
Swimmers taking part in the event will have the unique experience of competing in the only open water swimming race between two continents. On completion of the race participants will be awarded the exclusive title of “cross-continental swimmer”.
The Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race was awarded the title of ‘World’s Best Open Water Swimming Organization’ by the World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA).