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X-WATERS Volga 2020

CROSS THE BIGGEST RIVER IN EUROPE!

July 25-26
2020

Nizhny
Novgorod

Distances:
1, 3, 5 km

WHAT'S THE CHALLENGE?

In honor of the anniversary, the swim will be grandiose. Get ready not only to cross the Volga, but also to have a good time on our sports festival!

- The largest Russian open water start, 2 000 participants in 2017, 2018 and 2019, a living legend. The first and main child of X-WATERS. 

- You will cross the longest and deepest river in Europe, iconic Russian river, "Mother Volga", one of the few rivers that are known all over the world. 

- Right in the place of the swim, Volga is joined with another large river ‑ Oka; as a result, that's a large water with variable flow, temperature and a unique character. 

- The river is different every year and every day, participants of every year swam in two completely different Volgas. What it will be in 2020 is impossible to predict. We can be sure just about one thing: you will dive into an unforgettable and unique adventure! 
Watch the official X-WATERS Volga videos on our channel:  2016, 2017, 2018

Use Telegram app to chat with other participants (open from your phone when the app is installed).
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X-WATERS Volga 2019 distances: 1 km, 3 km, 5 km 

1 km: start from a sandy beach on the Mochalny Peninsula. View of the city center, the Kremlin and the Chkalovskaya staircase. Transfer to the start by the ship. Finish‑ in line of sight. Throughout the course of the swim there is a lateral current, which can be more or less strong (every year is different). The strongest current is ‑ by the end of the distance. The effective length of the distance can be from 1000 to 1500 meters, depending on the current and individual trajectory. Finish is on the embankment near the boat "Geroy". 

3 km: start from a grass-sandy beach on the left bank of the Volga. View of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the “Nizhny Novgorod” stadium. Transfer to the start by bus. Finish in line of sight and the track is straight. The first two kilometers pass along the current, then the same as the distance of 1 km. Effective length of the distance = 3100 m. Finish is on the embankment near the boat "Geroy". 

5 km: start from a sandy beach on the right bank of the Volga. River view. Transfer to the start by bus. The distance consists of 2 straight sections with an intermediate control point ON THE SHORE. The first part is ‑crossing the Volga from right to left‑ to the starting point of 3 km distance, then passing the control point on the shore (as close to the water as the shore allows) and then‑ similar to 3 km distance. Effective length of the distance = 5500 m. 

Finish is on the embankment near the boat "Geroy".

NIZHNY NOVGOROD

Nizhny Novgorod is an old and very beautiful city 400 km from Moscow. Dozens of flights and railway connections daily. 

The city is interesting with monuments of architecture of the XVII-XIX centuries and a unique natural relief with stunning views of the Volga valley. 

In Soviet times, a large industrial center, the birthplace of hydrofoil ships, sea skimmers and a hydrogen bomb. 

Now, it's a‑ great place to spend a weekend: a lot of clubs and restaurants with half prices compared to Moscow, long waterfront embankments for jogging, worthy museums and the longest in Europe cable car over the river‑ overlooking the X-WATERS Volga track. It's enough to come with a support group or with your family!
Nizhny Novgorod is an old and very beautiful city 400 km from Moscow. Dozens of flights and railway connections daily. 

The city is interesting with monuments of architecture of the XVII-XIX centuries and a unique natural relief with stunning views of the Volga valley. 

In Soviet times, a large industrial center, the birthplace of hydrofoil ships, sea skimmers and a hydrogen bomb. 

Now, it's a‑ great place to spend a weekend: a lot of clubs and restaurants with half prices compared to Moscow, long waterfront embankments for jogging, worthy museums and the longest in Europe cable car over the river‑ overlooking the X-WATERS Volga track. It's enough to come with a support group or with your family!

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Program

July 25
Registrations, getting starter packages, EXPO / Meeting near the boat "Geroy" 

July 26
Day of swims, EXPO / Meeting near the boat "Geroy"

The exact schedule will be available a month before the swim. The basic information comes in the race book about 2 weeks before the event.

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