Donbass Open, Russia

Date: 
Thursday, 3 May, 2012 - 12:00 to 18:30

By popular demand of “open water swimming” fans for the first time we will have open water races on the programme of the Festival. The event will take place on a picturesque lake. Start and finish sites are situated on a sand beach.

Taking into consideration that the temperature of water in spring is about 17 °C, organizers offer the following distances: 926 meters (a half of a mile) and 463 meters (a quarter of a mile). All swimming fans can participate in the event.

Upon completion of the races there will be a barbeque-party devoted to arrival day and to “open water swimming” fans. Awarding ceremony for the winners and runners-up will take place on the same beach. The same awarding ceremony will take place once again the following day (the first day of Donbass Open Swimming Masters Championships) during Opening Ceremony.

Time of conducting:

May 3 (Thursday):

  • 12.00 – meeting near swimming-pool “Delfin” (pr. Marshal Zhukov, 2) 
  • 12.00-12.30 – Credentials Committee 
  • 12.30 – arranged departure to the place of starts 
  • 12.45 – meeting of the participants 
  • 13.00-14.00 – getting acquainted with the distance, getting numbers 
  • 14.00 – start distance 926 m. 
  • 14.30 – start distance 463 m. 
  • 14.45 – summarizing 
  • 15.00 – ceremony of awarding winners and runners-up 
  • 15.15 – festive barbeque-dinner devoted to the winners of races and also to the day of arrival of participants of Festival – DONBASS OPEN SWIMMING FEST 
  • 18.30 – arranged departure to the places of accommodation of the participants.

Upon completion of the races there will be BARBEQUE-PARTY devoted to arrival day and introduction of a new event into the programme of the Festival.

Awarding ceremony for the winners and runners-up will take place on the same beach. The same awarding ceremony of the winners and runners-up will take place once again the following day - the first day of Donbass Open Swimming Masters Championships during Opening Ceremony.

The water body where the competitions swill take place is situated near Pesky settlement.