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40th Lidl Cross-Balaton Swim23 July, 2022

Lidl Cross-Balaton SwimRévfülöp - Balatonboglár



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40th Lidl Cross-Balaton Swim

On July the 23rd, thousands are expected on the shores of the ”Hungarian Sea” to take part in the 40th Lidl Cross-Balaton Swim between Révfülöp and Balatonboglár.

In addition to the full, 5.2km distance, participants can opt for a half-distance swim or, for the second year in a row, the full distance by SUP.


Despite being an event which requires no small amount of physical and mental preparation to complete, the swim across Lake Balaton remains one of the most popular events of the summer. More than 200,000 people have completed the 5.2km distance since 1979, with nearly 7,000 taking part last year alone, a number made up of both amateur and professional athletes from all over the country.


At the end of the 5.2km swim, on Platán Beach in Balatonboglár, numerous activities and events await the swimmers and Stand Up Paddlers, together with their friends, family, and fans.


Date: July 23rd, 2022 (Reserve days: July 24th, 30th, 31st, August 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th) – Following a consultation with the Siófok Observatory of the National Meteorological Service and the Balaton Water Department, information will be provided 48 hours before noon on Thursday.


Start location (5.2 km swim and SUP): Révfülöp, sports ground next to the port

Start location (2.6 km half-distance): Balatonboglár, Platán beach

Destination (for everyone): Balatonboglár, Platán beach


Scheduled start times: 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Arrival no later than 3:30 p.m.)




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