July 18th, 2019

Time To Swim Between Continents

Swimmers are set again to stroke from Asia to Europe at the Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race on 21st of July.

Being annually staged by the Turkish Olympic Committee since 1989, the 31st edition of the race gathers 2400 swimmers from 59 countries this year. The participants will enter the water in Kanlıca on the Asian side of Istanbul on Sunday morning and attempt to crossing to the European side where the finish area is located in Kuruçeşme Cemil Topuzlu Park. This year’s event will host Marcos Diaz, the Dominican ultra-distance swimmer, the first person who has united all five continents of the world by swimming. Diaz will make a special appearance at the Show Swim on Saturday, 20 July.

Depar Timing will provide the timing services for the 6.5km event as well as transmitting the results to the LED screens. Depar Timing’s system will produce a certificate for each finisher immediately with the time of the swimmer.