Swimming the Bosphorus by Swim Coach Andrew
Swimming the Bosphorus is an annual Cross Continental open water swim event between Asia and Europe in Istanbul. At 10am on the third Sunday in July, one of the worlds busiest shipping lanes briefly closes. Nearly 2500 competitors from all over the world then swim the 6.4 kilometres course in a maximum of two hours to try and complete the distance. Those who take longer than two hours are pulled from the water. on 22 July 2018, I swam the Bosphorus, a swim like no other and easily the most enjoyable swim I have ever been apart of!
Why did I find swimming the Bosphorus so special?
The Bosphours event is run by the Turkish Olympic Association and so was clearly very well organised. Being held on the Sunday allowed for a 3 day trip to Istanbul. This meant the swim was just one part… Read More >