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OPEN WATER TOURNAMENT 2021 Paks17 July, 2021




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Discover Hungary by swimming! Open Water Tournament in Lake Balaton, the Danube, and the diver’s lake of Gyékényes!

Discover Hungary by swimming!



The Open Water Tournament (OWT) is a unique open water swimming tournament that pits swimmers against each other over a number of different distances and water types, allowing them to experience Hungary’s diverse aquatic environment while using it as a sports venue. At the end of the tournament, the champions of Hungarian open water swimming will be selected, but every participant will finish with a much clearer picture of the type and distance of open water they perform the best in.



Why OWT?


“…there is no march in mud, no avoiding buoys, or accumulated mass of water, only the finish line, the aquatic environment and YOU!”



Paks Bravado


The OWT maintains a 135-year tradition by organizing Paks Bravado. Participants depart from Paks Water Theatre, with amateurs swimming 7km to Uszod and professionals swimming 15km to Kalocsa. Swimmers will be escorted throughout the whole race by the Special Rescue Team of Pest County.


Amateurs: 7K | Paks - Uszód

Professionals: 15K | Paks - Kalocsa