AllCover Coast Swim is a swim from Nieuwpoort to Ostend, or from Ostend to Nieuwpoort (+/- 16k m, with the current. The swimmer gains about 2 km/u because of the current on top of the speed he or she is swimming. You can swim individually or in relay (with 2, 3 or 4 swimmers)
(AllCover Coast Swim is organised by vzw Ommeweg)
Slot 1: July 11, 12 of 13th 2022
Slot 2: July 25 or 26th 2022
Slot 3: August 8, 9 or 10th 2022
Slot 4: August 22, 23 or 24th 2022
When necessary (bad weather in August) we will add new dates in September. Those will be communicated in August.
Registration is open as of the 22th of March 2022 and the number of participants is limited to 40.
From of the above data, there will be only 6 or 7 days selected. So some flexibility is necessary as a swimmer, because the weather plays an important role and is not always predictable. Further agreements will be made with the swimmers themselves.
Participation in relay
You have been swimming minimum 2km during an open water competition or minimum 3km in an open water training. Or you finished a half IM distance triathlon (official competition)
You have been swimming minimum 5km during an open water competition or min 7km during an open water training. Or you have finished a full IM distance triathlon (official competition)
If you want to swim this event without a wetsuit, you have to be able to show us a result (as described above) without wetsuit (can still be done the coming months before the swim) if you can’t, you have to swim with a wetsuit.
The athlete has to be able to proof to be in good health. This is possible by showing us a triathlon license (VTDL) or a license for open water swimming (zwemfed)
The participants are expected to prepare well for this adventure and to also train at the coast, there will be a couple of training sessions in Gent in open water (in May) and a couple of training sessions at the coast in June, dates will be shared with the participants