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X-WATERS Slovenia 2024

Where the beauty of nature meets history!

September 28-29,
2024

Lake Bled,
Slovenia

Distances: 500 m, 1 mile, 5 k,
Relay 2x500 m, X-KIDS 50 m

What's the challenge?

Lake Bled is one of the 25 most beautiful places in the world, according to CNN. Just being here is a dream!

Lake Bled is located in a picturesque location, surrounded by mountains and forests, making it one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe. The purest and transparent water in the lake has an unusually beautiful blue hue, which creates a wonderful contrast with green forests and high mountains.

A medieval castle rises on a hill above the lake, and in the center of the lake is a small island that barely fits a church. The combination of nature and medieval architecture gives this place a fabulous look.

We will have the opportunity to plunge into this incredible beauty!

Swimmers are waiting not only for excellent landmarks, but also for unique photographs.

The starting city is located in the center of international level rowing, which has all the necessary infrastructure.

The distances are suitable for swimmers of any level, the water promises to be warm, waves are rare here, and for beginners there is a distance of 500 meters.

There is a walking path around the entire lake, the fans will be able to be nearby throughout the entire distance.

On the island of Bled, incredible nature is perfectly combined with a developed infrastructure, there are many cozy cafes and restaurants where you can taste local dishes overlooking the lake. Large selection of hotels and apartments for every budget. Entertainment for all ages and requests: from ice skating to casinos.

We don't know what you will remember the most, but it will definitely be unforgettable!
How to get there:

Slovenia is in the Schengen zone. Check the website of the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to see if you need a visa.
You can get there either through Ljubljana or through the nearest airports: Venice (3 hours by car), Trieste (1.5 hours), Zagreb (2 hours). A little farther, 4-5 hours away are Vienna, Budapest, and Belgrade.

From Ljubljana:
- By car: to Bled 55 km, the journey takes 40 minutes
- By bus. The trip will take about 1.5 hours.
- By train. Trains run frequently, travel time is 1.5-2 hours.

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500m
Start/finish is at the Olympic Rowing club. Participants start from the pier and swim counterclockwise, swim around buoys along the way.

2x500m relay
Start/finish is at the Olympic Rowing club. Participants start from the pier and swim counterclockwise, swim around buoys along the way. Participants replace each other on the shore at the start and finish line.

1 mile
Start/finish is at the Olympic Rowing club. The distance goes next to the island with the Church of the Assumption of Mary. Detailed information about the routing will be announced at the pre-start briefing.

5 km
Start/finish is at the Olympic Rowing club. The distance goes around the entire lake. Detailed information about the routing will be announced at the pre-start briefing.

Slovenia, Lake Bled

Slovenia is a beautiful country in Central Europe with diverse natural beauties, historical cities, interesting culture and delicious cuisine.

Lake Bled is one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia and one of its main attractions.

Bled Castle
It is a medieval castle located on a hill above the lake. It was built in the 11th century and is one of the main attractions of the region. The castle on Lake Bled looks like a medieval fortress, with many walls, towers and lattice windows. It has several courtyards, including a circular courtyard, for visitors to explore.
Inside the castle there is a museum dedicated to the history of the castle and the Bled region. Here you can learn about medieval customs, the life of local residents and the history of the development of the region.
The castle also has restaurants and cafes where you can taste local food and drinks, as well as enjoy the view of the lake.
All in all, the castle on Lake Bled is a unique place worth visiting to enjoy the beautiful views, learn about the history of the region and taste the local food.

Assumption of Maria Church
It is a beautiful church located in the center of Lake Bled. It was built in the 15th century and is one of the main attractions of the city. The Church of the Assumption of Mary has a beautiful white facade and dome, as well as several gilded elements that give it a special charm. Inside the church are beautiful altars and statues, as well as several frescoes and paintings.
One of the main attractions of the church is the bell tower, which rises above the city. From its top you have a wonderful view of Lake Bled and the surrounding mountains.
The Church of the Assumption of Mary is the center of the Catholic faith in Bled. Masses and various religious ceremonies are held here, as well as concerts and other events.
For tourists, the Church of the Assumption of Mary is also an interesting place to visit to learn more about the religious and cultural history of Slovenia. It is also a beautiful photographic point from which you can take beautiful photographs of the lake.

Triglav National Park
is a natural park located in Slovenia, which was established in 1924 to protect and preserve the natural and cultural attractions of the region. The park is named after Mount Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia, which is located inside the park.
The park contains many attractions such as mountain peaks, canyons, caves, lakes, waterfalls and thermal springs. Here you can get acquainted with the local flora and fauna, which are unique and diverse.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Triglav National Park is a paradise for hiking, cycling, climbing, skiing and other extreme sports.
Slovenia is a beautiful country in Central Europe with diverse natural beauties, historical cities, interesting culture and delicious cuisine.

Lake Bled is one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia and one of its main attractions.

Bled Castle
It is a medieval castle located on a hill above the lake. It was built in the 11th century and is one of the main attractions of the region. The castle on Lake Bled looks like a medieval fortress, with many walls, towers and lattice windows. It has several courtyards, including a circular courtyard, for visitors to explore.
Inside the castle there is a museum dedicated to the history of the castle and the Bled region. Here you can learn about medieval customs, the life of local residents and the history of the development of the region.
The castle also has restaurants and cafes where you can taste local food and drinks, as well as enjoy the view of the lake.
All in all, the castle on Lake Bled is a unique place worth visiting to enjoy the beautiful views, learn about the history of the region and taste the local food.

Assumption of Maria Church
It is a beautiful church located in the center of Lake Bled. It was built in the 15th century and is one of the main attractions of the city. The Church of the Assumption of Mary has a beautiful white facade and dome, as well as several gilded elements that give it a special charm. Inside the church are beautiful altars and statues, as well as several frescoes and paintings.
One of the main attractions of the church is the bell tower, which rises above the city. From its top you have a wonderful view of Lake Bled and the surrounding mountains.
The Church of the Assumption of Mary is the center of the Catholic faith in Bled. Masses and various religious ceremonies are held here, as well as concerts and other events.
For tourists, the Church of the Assumption of Mary is also an interesting place to visit to learn more about the religious and cultural history of Slovenia. It is also a beautiful photographic point from which you can take beautiful photographs of the lake.

Triglav National Park
is a natural park located in Slovenia, which was established in 1924 to protect and preserve the natural and cultural attractions of the region. The park is named after Mount Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia, which is located inside the park.
The park contains many attractions such as mountain peaks, canyons, caves, lakes, waterfalls and thermal springs. Here you can get acquainted with the local flora and fauna, which are unique and diverse.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Triglav National Park is a paradise for hiking, cycling, climbing, skiing and other extreme sports.

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Tomi Rocky
Hungary
This whole thing once again gave me the kind of experience that I wanted to drive and do at the age of 100. The var, the church Island, the mountains and I could even list where during the ussas I alltela breath from latvany. The organization even though it was the first on this site was excellent. Thank you Naked Vlad, Mikhail and everyone who worked on the project ben.
Olga Zvorygina
Slovenia

Thanks a lot to the X-Waters Slovenia team and volunteers - you are the best! It was a great pleasure and honor to participate in such amazing event! Can’t wait for the next year!

Sergei Vedernikov
Slovenia

My first ever swimming competition! In open water @x_waters ! 1 mile (1.6km) in beautiful lake Bled.

Regardless of last place among men, I’m proud of myself. After only two months of training I’m able to do such things thanks to great coach @tatiana.stepniakova and awesome sport club @ilovesupersport_slovenia made by @vlad_litv

I was competing with myself and the result is better than I expected. Awesome event and great organisation! (First in Slovenia)

Agenda

X-WATERS Slovenia 2024

Program:

September 28
15:00 Open training (pier at the Olympic Rowing Center)
17:00-18:00 competition numbers distribution (registration tent)


September 29
07:30-08:30 competition numbers distribution (registration tent)
08:50 Briefing for 5 km distance (start zone)
09:00 Start of the 5 km distance (start zone)
11:50 Briefing for 1 mile distance (start zone)
12:00 Start of the 1 mile race (start zone)
12:50 Briefing for participants of the 500 m distance and relay (start zone)
13:00 Start of the distance 500 m distance and relay (start zone)

The exact schedule will be known closer to the start. You will receive a participant's booklet 2 weeks before the event.


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