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Big Neva Cup – 2020
February 28 @ 12:00 - March 1 @ 18:00 UTC+3
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT OF LOCATION CHANGE
The rowing base will provide the highest safety level for swimming in the ice water. A non-freezing pontoon pool will be built in the canal fed with water from Neva and the Gulf of Finland. This will allow to run the competition regardless of the weather. Swimmers will have access to warm and comfortable facilities of the sport school: a gym, changing rooms, showers, sauna. Spectators and swimmers can observe the event through panoramic windows of the cafeteria. Swimmers can relax in a hot tub next to the outdoor ice pool.
We have updated the medal design. Now the medals will be heavy metal 🙂 Every swimmer, traditionally, will receive a memorable personalised dog tag with IWSA ID and a beautiful certificate.
Professional highly equipped rescue divers will provide safety to the swimmers. There will be an ambulance on duty close to the pool side.
The stats, results and photos from the last Big Neva Cup are available here. Speaking briefly, last year we had 212 swimmers from 16 countries. 40% of them were the international swimmers.
We really hope that an electronic visa service for St. Petersburg (since October 1, 2019) will make your trip to St. Petersburg even easier and even more affordable. You will enjoy both swimming in the Big Neva Cup and all the great culture St. Petersburg can offer.
- 25 m Butterfly
- 25 m Head Up Breaststroke
- 25 m Freestyle
- 50 m Freestyle
- 100 m Head Up Breaststroke
- 100 m Freestyle
- 200 m Freestyle*
- 4 X 25 m Freestyle Relay
- 4 X 25 m Breaststroke Relay
* only for swimmers from 20 to 65 y.o.,
RulesThe competition is run underThe Rules of All-Russian Winter Swimming Federation.
The start for 25 m races will be held upstream.
The team winner of 4×25 m freestyle relay traditionally will be awarded with the Big Neva Cup.
The team winner of 4×25 m breaststroke relay will be awarded with a prize from the sponsor.
The winners, 2nd and 3rd place holders in each age group will be awarded with medals and diplomas.
Each participant will receive a certificate and a commemorative dog tag necklace personalised with his/ her name and IWSA ID.
Have questions? Read the registration FAQ.
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