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The most beautiful and toughest swimmingmarathon of the Netherlands

A swimmingmarathon which exists already for more than fifty years! In 2019 this tough openwater swimmingcompetition over 22 kilometers from Stavoren to Medemblik celebrated her fiftieth birthday.

Meanwhile a new organizaton team has taken over and started working on a marathon “new style”. The ambition is to bring this classic to a higher level and in time join the FINA ultramarathon circuit. The competion will be faster and more spectacular for swimmers and audience.

In 2022 the competition will take place on sunday September 11th

The start will take place at 10:00 o’clock in the harbour of Stavoren. Arrival and finish in the harbour of Medemblik is expected from 14:15 pm.

In the “old normal” swimmers will swim the last hunderds meters under loud encouragments and applause from the audience.

The IJsselmeer Swimmingmarathon

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General information

Our organization

Swimming club DES is rightly proud to organize the oldest and longest open water competition in teh Netherlands.

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For competitors

The IJsselmeer swimmingmarathon is a beautiful race between Stavoren and Medemblik over 22 kilometers and to be accounted as one of the heaviest in the world.

For Visitors

Due to the measures to prevent spreading of the Cocid-19 virus we urge all visitors not to come to Medemblik and Stavoren.

The race can be followed by live stream.

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For Coaches

As the IJsselmeer swimmingmarathon is one of the toughest long distance race in the world ot is always safety first. This year Covid-19 will be a part of our safety rules.

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IJSSELMEER swimmingmarathon : cold fresh water – wind – waves!

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