Thousands dive into balmy Lake Balaton in Hungary for swimming contest

Under cloudless summer skies, thousands of competitors plunged into the balmy waters of Balaton on Saturday to swim across Central Europe’s largest freshwater lake.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said more than 10,000 people including children, pensioners and professional athletes had registered to take part in the annual lake swim - Europe’s longest open-water swimming contest.

Irish Sea swimmer in Belfast hospital after being plucked from water

A Hungarian man is recovering at a Belfast hospital after attempting to swim the Irish Sea.

Attila Manyoki, 43, was tantalisingly close to the Scottish coast when he had to be plucked from the water on Saturday.

Hungarian Olympic Champion Eva Risvtov Announces Retirement

Olympic gold medalist Eva Risvtov recently announced her retirement from competitive swimming in a social media post on her Facebook. In her post, Risvtov explains: At the age of 31 you have to realise when the time has come to say good-bye. Now I feel I can’t give any more to this sport and it’s better to begin the next chapter and start the civil life.”

28th Rába river swimming, Hungary

Saturday, 6 August, 2016 - 11:00

On 6th August 2016 there will be an open water swimming in western Hungary near to the city of Szombathely.

Organizer: ARRABO Canoening Club

Distance: 4,3 km.

Start at 11.00

2017 FINA World Championships Budapest Hype Video

The 2017 FINA World Championships are slated to take place in Budapest, Hungary

Budapest took over hosting dutiess when Guadalajara, Mexico, elected to drop out of the running.

Budapest steps into breach after Guadalajara withdraws

World Aquatics Championships host in 2017, four years earlier than planned

Swimming-hungry Hungarian fans will not have to wait until 2021 to see their swimming stars – such as 2014’s world swimmer of the year Katinka Hosszú – compete at home in a world championship event after Budapest was awarded the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships. Originally awarded the 2021 event, the city stepped in when Mexico’s Guadalajara elected to withdraw from hosting the 2017 event, citing the decline in oil prices as a contributing factor to their inability to afford the expected $100 million cost of organising and holding the events.
The biennial event is expected to be the largest sporting event ever held in Budapest and will see the world’s finest aquatic athletes converge on the city to compete in world championship events in swimming, diving, open-water swimming, synchronised swimming and water polo.
The FINA World Aquatics Championships are a natural fit for this water-loving country, and stepping up for a failed host just two years before the event could win major friends for the city’s stated ambition to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
Announcing the turn of events to Parliament last week alongside executive director of FINA Cornel Marculescu, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán remarked on the challenges that lie ahead: “This is a gigantic undertaking. There are risks, and success is not written in the stars.”

9# Dunaújvárosi 24 órás úszás, Hungary

Wednesday, 16 December, 2015 (All day) to Friday, 18 December, 2015 (All day)

12 h  December 16

24 h  December 17-18