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Traversata Stretto di Messina

Category
Italia
Next Date
June 2021 00:00
Venue
panorama stretto messina
Technical direction: Trips Viaggi
June - July - August - September 2021 Booking Now Faq Roll of honor
  • DISTANCE
    3,5km
  • DIFFICULTY
    Medium
  • WATER TEMPERATURE
    75°F
  • RACE FORMAT
    NO

THE EVENT

An unique experience and opportunity to swim from Sicily to Calabria in Italy.
Swimming Travel has been organizing this crossing for more than 10 years now, and is proud to offer you the opportunity to swim the incredibly blue and deep waters of the Messina Strait, where the myths of Scilla and Carriddi still live today. The Messina Strait Crossing is a must for every passionate open water swimmer and the good thing is that you don't need to be an advanced swimmer to be able to complete it. The entire event is supervised by the maritime local authorities; they will make sure the safest possible conditions are provided for you to swim. The event will only take place if the minimum number of participants is reached, 15. This has never been as issue in the past, on the contrary. We will confirm this with you three months prior to your event date, to allow you to plan your travels.

2021 News

SwimmingTravel from this year provides two options for the event. The BASIC package will give you the chance to swim in the Messina Strait, but you will organise the overnight stay independently. Selecting the GOLD package you will have a great opportunity to experience a much deeper Sicilian adventure including also the overnight stay as well as a Swim Camp taking you to swim in some of the best places of the east coast.

Choose below the right package for you and discover the complete offer.

THE PROGRAM

DAY 1 PM h17:00: technical meeting on the beach, analysis of weather and sea forecast, course explanation and gadget distribution to each athlete. Optional dinner at the restaurant for those interested in dining with the group, sharing experiences with each other and tasting the local Sicilian cuisine.

DAY 2 AM: Meeting at the meeting point (clarified the day before), transfer with boats to the start point at the Pilone Torre Faro beach. Once the Messina Strait crossing is completed, the athletes will be brought back to Sicily by boat to the start point. Congratulations, pictures, certificate pick up from Italian Federation of Cronometristi and more.


* The order and timing of the schedule could be modified due to weather conditions or preferences.

THE OFFER

The package include

  • Assistance boat for the strait swim crossing. One boat is assigned to three athletes.
  • On each boat will be a certified lifeguard and a captain.
  • Medical assistance.
  • Ambulance, one on each side of the crossing; Sicily and Calabria.
  • FIN (Italian Swim Federation) supervision during the entire crossing.
  • Official Italian Timing federation will be officially monitoring each athlete’s swim times.
  • Official listing of your name in the Albo d'Oro of the Messina Strait crossing.
  • Swimming Travel Messina Swim Crossing t-shirt and swim cap.
  • Professional photographers.
  • Facebook live streaming.

BASIC PACK
€210
(per person)

The package does not include

  • Flight.
  • Transfer from and to airport.
  • Accomodation tax.
  • Everything extra not included above (dinner with family etc.).

Reimbursement Policy
(A) You will be partially reimbursed if: the weather forecast is not allowing the swim crossing to start and there is no other date available to reschedule the event. This decision will officially be taken by the maritime local authorities. Unfortunately we are not able to reimburse you the insurance fees for the medical assistance, lifeguard and timing officials.
Swimming Travel does NOT take any responsibility in the circumstances where the event has to be cancelled due to bad weather conditions or cancellation of the even for any other reason where our organization cannot be held accountable for. The maritime authorities together with Swimming Travel will do their best to provide another date for the crossing. We therefore encourage all participates to plan a flexible travel schedule, keeping in mind the possibility of one or two days of deferral of the event date.
(B) You will NOT be reimbursed if: you cancel, you cancel a postponement, you are late, you fail to send us all required documents and we cannot let you participate at the event.
(C) We are NOT able to reimburse you if: the swim crossing starts and has to be stopped after the start due to the weather changing for the worse This decision will also officially be taken by the maritime local authorities and not by Swimming Travel.

Customization.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US IN THE CONTACT US SECTION.


REGISTRATION METHODS

Total €210 per person.
Pre-registration deposit of €60 per person in order to be able to choose your preferred date from those given on our website.
Final amount of €150 for those who did the pre-registration (total of €210).

THE PROGRAM

DAY 1 PM h17:00: technical meeting on the beach, analysis of weather and sea forecast, course explanation and gadget distribution to each athlete. Optional dinner at the restaurant for those interested in dining with the group, sharing experiences with each other and tasting the local Sicilian cuisine.

DAY 2 AM: Meeting at the meeting point (clarified the day before), transfer with boats to the start point at the Pilone Torre Faro beach. Once the Messina Strait crossing is completed, the athletes will be brought back to Sicily by boat to the start point. Congratulations, pictures, certificate pick up from Italian Federation of Cronometristi and more.

DAY 3 AM meeting at h09:30: group swim in the beautiful Sicilia blue sea, technical focus on open water swimming, swim analysis of video tapes (taken during group swim). PM guided visit of the city and Taormina and its archeological site.

DAY 4 AM: Open water group swim and departure.


* The order and timing of the schedule could be modified due to weather conditions or preferences.

THE OFFER

La quota di iscrizione comprende

  • Assistance boat for the strait swim crossing. One boat is assigned to three athletes.
  • On each boat will be a certified lifeguard and a captain.
  • Medical assistance.
  • Ambulance, one on each side of the crossing; Sicily and Calabria.
  • FIN (Italian Swim Federation) supervision during the entire crossing.
  • Official Italian Timing federation will be officially monitoring each athlete’s swim times.
  • Official listing of your name in the Albo d'Oro of the Messina Strait crossing.
  • Swimming Travel Messina Swim Crossing t-shirt and swim cap.
  • Professional photographers.
  • Facebook live streaming.
  • GOLD Exclusive
  • 3 nights in a Hotel located in Torre Faro. Double room with breakfast included.
  • Swim camp and mooring group open water swims.
  • Video analysis of your swimming and focus on your technique.
  • Guided tour of the archeological site of the city of Taormina.

GOLD PACK SINGLE ROOM
€ ND
(per person)
GOLD PACK DOUBLE ROOM
€ ND
(per person)
GOLD PACK TRIPLE ROOM
€ ND
(per person)

The package does not include

  • Flight.
  • Transfer from and to airport.
  • Accomodation tax.
  • Everything extra not included above (dinner with family etc.).

Children policy
Children from 0 to 6 years old: first child is complimentary, second child 80% discount (in the same room with parents). Children from 7 to 13 years old: 60% discount (in the same room with parents).

Reimbursement Policy
(A) You will be partially reimbursed if: the weather forecast is not allowing the swim crossing to start and there is no other date available to reschedule the event. This decision will officially be taken by the maritime local authorities. Unfortunately we are not able to reimburse you the insurance fees for the medical assistance, lifeguard and timing officials.
Swimming Travel does NOT take any responsibility in the circumstances where the event has to be cancelled due to bad weather conditions or cancellation of the even for any other reason where our organization cannot be held accountable for. The maritime authorities together with Swimming Travel will do their best to provide another date for the crossing. We therefore encourage all participates to plan a flexible travel schedule, keeping in mind the possibility of one or two days of deferral of the event date.
(B) You will NOT be reimbursed if: you cancel, you cancel a postponement, you are late, you fail to send us all required documents and we cannot let you participate at the event.
(C) We are NOT able to reimburse you if: the swim crossing starts and has to be stopped after the start due to the weather changing for the worse This decision will also officially be taken by the maritime local authorities and not by Swimming Travel.

Customization.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US IN THE CONTACT US SECTION.


REGISTRATION METHODS

Total single room €**** per person.
Total double room €**** per person.
Total triple room €**** per person.
 
 

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