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X-WATERS Baikal 2021

Enjoy the main lake of the planet!

6-11 July
2021

Baikal lake
Small Sea, Kurma Bay

camp +
1 mile, 6 km swims

What's the challenge?

X-WATERS Baikal includes swims for 1 nautical mile and 6 km in the main lake of the planet, as well as a six-day unforgettable swimming camp. Baikal is worth a little more time, and here is what we have for you:

Our Baikal camp is six days at Small Sea and Olkhon Island, where we will:

• have plenty of swimming in Baikal, every day comes with a new distance;
• visit 5 islands, 5 beaches, countless rocks and grottoes, one gopher village, three bird cities and one Buddhist stupa;
• enjoy the surrounding nature in the company of a travel instructor;
• study the island of Olkhon, the world center of shamanism and the main attraction of the whole Baikal;
• learn about Total Immersion Swimming technique (and improve it if you already know it) with the help of Alexander Bazanov, X-WATERS mastermind and TI certified trainer. It is also available for your co-travellers;
• (!) your relatives, who do not swim themselves, will be able to accompany you on boats, share all geographical discoveries with you and be full participants of the camp during July 18-20;
• evening bonfire and a guitar are the best networking you can think of;
• on the sixth day, we will cross the Small Sea (or swim the Baikal mile), we will receive medals and celebrate victories in X-WATERS Baikal 2021 swim.
• You can choose one or both swimming distances, you can use our transfer from Irkutsk to Kurma Bay. Using our transfer implies that you stay overnight at the start location - either in tents on the shore, or at the recreation center.
IMPORTANT: This is NOT a sports camp, where you will drop 5 seconds from your hundred. This is an opportunity to enjoy the real nature reserve Baikal looking at it from water and land in an excellent company, simultaneously improving your swimming skills in open water.

Important! The water in Baikal is cold, even in places which are relatively "warm". It can warm up to 22 degrees, but it can drop to 12 and below even in the warmest place. It is impossible to forecast, you can only hope and get ready))


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Baikal is the deepest and most ancient lake of the planet

When it was born, 30 million years ago, it was possible to travel to Australia from Africa by land, and the forests in Antarctica were green. The Blue Eye of Siberia, the Sacred Sea, the Planet's Diamond are the names of Baikal. Baikal water is unique - there are very few mineral substances and organic impurities and a lot of oxygen. It is extremely transparent, visibility reaches dozens of meters.

Kurma Bay, where the events of X-WATERS Baikal 2021 will take place, is a beautiful, almost untouched by civilization place in the Small Sea of Baikal. The bay is one of the warmest in the lake, the water here is usually a few degrees warmer than in the rest of Baikal. From the east, the Primorsky Ridge approaches the bay, from the South it is outlined by the Uyuga cape, stretched out by a two-kilometer-long pebble spit and crowned with an impressive rock, which offers a gorgeous view of Olkhon, Ogoy and several smaller islands, dotted with grottoes and populated by birds. This is the real Baikal!
When it was born, 30 million years ago, it was possible to travel to Australia from Africa by land, and the forests in Antarctica were green. The Blue Eye of Siberia, the Sacred Sea, the Planet's Diamond are the names of Baikal. Baikal water is unique - there are very few mineral substances and organic impurities and a lot of oxygen. It is extremely transparent, visibility reaches dozens of meters.

Kurma Bay, where the events of X-WATERS Baikal 2021 will take place, is a beautiful, almost untouched by civilization place in the Small Sea of Baikal. The bay is one of the warmest in the lake, the water here is usually a few degrees warmer than in the rest of Baikal. From the east, the Primorsky Ridge approaches the bay, from the South it is outlined by the Uyuga cape, stretched out by a two-kilometer-long pebble spit and crowned with an impressive rock, which offers a gorgeous view of Olkhon, Ogoy and several smaller islands, dotted with grottoes and populated by birds. This is the real Baikal!

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Елена Позднякова
Самара
Всем привет! Меня зовут Лена, я из Самары, и в прошлом году я была на Байкале и плавала вместе с X-WATERS целую неделю, и это было круто! Друзья, сейчас такое время, когда нахлынули воспоминания с особой силой, не хватает свежего воздуха, и мне кажется, это тот самый момент когда можно ставить для себя далекие цели и красивые цели. Байкал, по-моему, это очень красивая цель — о нем можно узнать все что угодно из книг, из фильмов, из рассказов друзей, знакомых, экскурсий, но вы никогда не узнаете о нем того, что вы можете узнать в воде. В Байкале надо плыть. В прошлом году мы плавали в разную погоду, и это было совершенно незабываемо. Погода была от самых сильных встречных волн до полнейшей глади — и то и другое огромное удовольствие, плыть в такой воде, тем более в байкальской. Если вы боитесь холода — не бойтесь, потому что Байкал 2018 года запомнился всем очень низкой температурой, но организаторы перенесли старт в совершенно другое место. Там очень тепло, там очень приятная ласковая вода, поэтому я всех приглашаю на Байкал в 2021 году! Регистрация открыта и я буду очень рада, если попаду также вместе с вами в это замечательное путешествие. Всем плыть!
EKATERINA ARTEMIEVA
Krasnoyarsk
#BaikalSwim 2017, to be honest, was a spontaneous start for me, 3 weeks before I did not even think that I would go. To say that everything was cool and I'm totally ecstatic, is nothing!!! This was the most unforgettable weekend of this summer! Thanks to the organizers for the high level of organization, everything was just rocking! Well, guys from #iloverunning_krsk, thank you for cool time together. Oh yes, I completely forgot, in addition to all this, I came the first among the girls and got a super cool prize Black Marlin Wetsuit from HEAD Swimming Russia!
DARIA REPINA
St. Petersburg
It was the coolest swim in the world! Emotions can not be expressed in words, you should feel that! Perfect water, excellent organization, I could feel the power of Baikal on the waves. Thank you very much @x_waters, you are the best!!

Program of Events

Swim:
10 July, 12:00 group departure from Irkutsk;
11 July

- 1 Baikal mile swim
- 6 km swim from Olkhon island to the mainland
- field lunch at the finish for all participants of the swim
- awards to the winners and celebrations
- 17:00 group departure to Irkutsk.


CAMP:




July 6, Tuesday: Greeting Baikal.

- 12:00 group departure from Irkutsk
- lunch with Buryat specialties on the way
- arrival at Kurminsky Bay, check-in
- evening swimming in Baikal in a free mode without a program, or walking in the surroundings
- presentation of the camp program
- dinner & getting to know each other


July 7, Wednesday: immersion

- meeting Baikal, group test swim 1-3 km (choose the distance at your wich and condition).
- lunch
- Guided tracking on the surrounding hills.
- Swimming is like walking: master class on Total Immersion by Alexander Bazanov.


July 8, Friday: Olkhon and Ogoy islands

- reach Olkhon island by boat, it is the largest island of Baikal and the world center of shamanism; disembark at the start of X-Waters Baikal 6 km Sunday swim, checking the swim distance track;
- Swim from Olkhon to Ogoy island, get out to the beach, walk up to the Buddhist stupa, one of the best views of the Small Sea and the distances of our swims, selfies and mantras. Distances: 2 km - there and 2 km - back.
- Lunch at the camp on the beach
- TI-clinic, working on the technique (optional).
- Free time, walking in Olkhon;
- Return to the mainland.


July 9, Thursday: swim the islands

On this day, we will swim to three beautiful rocky islands, where only birds live, we will get out from water, enjoy and photograph each island. Total distance = 1.8 to 6.5 km at you wish and condition (with 3 or 4 stops at the islands).

- Swim around three islands: Sharga-Dagan - Ptichii (Oltrek) - Borga-Dagan.
- Lunch
- TI-clinic, working on the technique (optional).
- Free time, rest, beach activities, camera hunt for gophers, etc.


July 10, Saturday. Travel deep into Olkhon / free time

On this day, you can choose what to do and go on a car tour of Olkhon (for extra fee), or relax, meet arriving swim participants, and go on a trekking tour around the Kurma Bay.

- Car tour of Olkhon to Cape Khoboy (including the crossing to the island and back), on the way - lunch and a meeting with the shaman. Or free time on the mainland;
- Pasta-party for all participants of the camp and Sunday swims.
- Joint shaman rituals for good weather on the day of the swim
- Return to the mainland, checking the X-WATERS Baikal swim route 6 km.


July 11, Sunday: big swim day!

On this day, there are two swims, for which you can also register separately



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What's included in the Camp:

- Registration for the swim on 11.07 for any distance or both.
- Organization of swimming routes 7-11.07.
- transfer from Irkutsk to the camp site and back
- Accompanying guides and lifeguards on the water (for registered co-travellers - the opportunity to escort by water and visit the same places, islands etc.)
- Travel by boats from and to swimming spots.
- Working out the swimming technique using the Total Immersion system
- Welcome dinner, field lunch at Olkhon, pasta party before the start, lunch after the finish.
- Shaman ceremony.
- Swimmers Party after the swim, award ceremony.
- Medals, caps, individual safety buoys for the time of all swims.
- Special set of unique branded souvenirs.
- Accident insurance with coverage of 200 thousand rubles.
- Photo and video shooting.



What is not included in the camp:

- flight, accommodation in Irkutsk (the program starts and ends with a transfer from / to Irkutsk);
- Olkhon Tour (please select separately);
- Catering (except for the above);
- accommodation (please select separately);
- Everything that is not listed in the "What's Included" section


Accommodation to be paid separately. We will help you with your reservations when the hotel opens the 2021 season.
Our location is Park Hotel Uyuga.

The closest option to the place of our swims, from the veranda where we will have lunch, you can see the finish. The rooms are not luxurious (they simply don't have anything else here), but neat, all amenities are available. Good food in the cafe for very reasonable prices. Park Hotel Website: http://baikalsuper.ru/

Last year the price was (not an offer) from 8500 to 12 thousand per person during the camp, depending on the type of accommodation. The price to be confirmed in the beginning of 2021 season.

A little further there are several more recreation centers of different levels.

In addition, there is an alternative - to stay in a tent, which is free.

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