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Big Neva Cup – 2020

February 28 @ 12:00 - March 1 @ 18:00 UTC+3

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT OF LOCATION CHANGE

Due to the high risks for swimmers’ safety caused by unstable and unpredictable ice on the Neva river the event location is changed. The competition will be held on the base of “Strela” rowing club at Rowing Canal of Krestovskiy island at Severnaya Doroga 25.

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.

Distances

  • 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.,
no paraswimmers

Age groups

  • Group A1 – under 15 years old
  • Group A2 – from 15 to 19
  • Group B – from 20 to 29
  • Group C – from 30 to 39
  • Group D – from 40 to 44
  • Group E – from 45 to 49
  • Group F – from 50 to 54
  • Group G – from 55 to 59
  • Group H – from 60 to 64
  • Group H – from 65 to 69
  • Group J+ – from 70 and up
  • Group P – paraswimmers of all ages

Swimmer’s age group is based on their age on February 29, 2020.


No age groups for 4 x 25 m Freestyle Relay and for 4 x 25 m Breaststroke Relay


The Event Program

28/02/2020

    • 12:00 – 17:00 Arrival and accreditation

29/02/2020

    • 10:40 – 10:55 Openning ceremony
    • 11:00 – 11:55 25 m butterfly
    • 12:00 – 13:25 50 m freestyle/li>
    • 13:30 – 15:25 25 m breaststroke
    • 15:30 – 16:25 200 m freestyle
    • 17:00 – 17:45 Award ceremony
    • 19:30 – 22:00 Gala-dinner

01/03/2020

    • 11:00 – 12:55 25 m freestyle
    • 13:00 – 13:55 100 m breaststroke
    • 14:00 – 14:55 100 m freestyle
    • 15:00 – 15:25 4х25 m breaststroke relay
    • 15:30 – 15:55 4×25 m freestyle relay
    • 17:00 – 17:45 Award ceremony
    • 17:45 – 18:00 Closing the event



Rules
The 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.

Steps to registration

I want to join!

1) Sing in or sign up at zimplav.ru.

2) Add a new swimmer profile if not yet done.

3) Choose registration package when it becomes available.

4) Select your swimmer and desired distances*.

5) Add the package to your cart.

6) Go to checkout and pay.

Photo: Alexander Palaev
* If your buddy also wants to join – repeat steps 2 – 5: add a new swimmer profile and add his/ her package to you cart before checking out.
Have questions? Read the registration FAQ.

Registration Packages

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Total swimmers: 236 , total countries: 12

Russia
Switzerland
Finland
Estonia
Spain
Kazakhstan
Latvia
Belarus
Belgium
Czech Republic
Germany
Egypt

Details

Start:
February 28 @ 12:00
End:
March 1 @ 18:00
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Venue

Петропавловская крепость
Петропавловская крепость
Санкт-Петербург, Российская Федерация
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Organizer

Федерация зимнего плавания Санкт‑Петербурга
Phone:
+7(921)967-6968
Email:
spb@zimplav.ru
Website:
https://zimplav.ru