March 13th, 2018

Swimming With The Caretta Carettas

The annual Dalyan Open Water Swimming Race will be held on Sunday, 29 April. The deadline for race application is 30th of March.

The event, promoted as “Swimming with the Caretta Carettas”, appeals to a wide range of swimmers from the age of 14 to over 70, owing to its theme and distance. The 3.5km race starts at the İztuzu Beach, an area where the Caretta Caretta sea turtles go ashore to lay their eggs. The participants make a turn around Delikada, the island across the beach, and swim back to where they started.

As of mid-March, more than five hundred swimmers have already registered with the race. The pre-registration is only possible by filling out a form at, the official website of the event, prepared by the organizer Dalyan İztuzu Tourism and Introduction Foundation. Final entries will be processed if the registrant sends the required documents to the organizer by 17:00 on Friday, 30 March.

Timing services at the Dalyan Open Water Swimming Race, organized in 12 age categories, will be provided by Depar Timing.