The Bileca International Swimming Marathon is held in Lake Bileca, the biggest artificial lake in the Balkans. This is the first and the only international swimming marathon in Bileca and in Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The first Bileca International Swimming Marathon will be held on July 15, 2018 at Lake Bileca, Republic of Srpska, Bosna and Herzegovina, in the bay Cepelica (restaurant “Apolon”).  The municipality of Bileca is organizer and the co-organizer is the “Osvit” Bileca Association.  The Bileca International Swimming Marathon is a member of the Serbian Open Water and Masters Swimming Federation and it is included in the “SRB Open Water Cup” calendar for 2018.

Bileca lake is calm, clean and crystal clear.  You will swim in the city that has earned two Oscars, great sport’s names and has many famous cultural and historical figures.

And this is the best part… entry is free… and the total prize money is 2,000 euros!  Prizes are identical in the male and female categories. The first place is 500 euros, the second is 300 euros, the third is 200 euros!

The winners will receive unique winner cups, medals and diplomas. All competitors will get a medal, diploma for participation, T-shirt, free food and refreshment.

The event offers four distances (300, 500, 1.000 and 1.500 meters) and swimmer will be awarded with great prizes from the Bileca region, including: honey, kajmak, cheese, ham; as well as water air mattresses.

The event is also complemented by numerous sports and cultural events.  We invite masters swimmers, marathoners, fans of swimming in open water and recreational swimmers to come to Bileca and enjoy the beauty of the untouched nature of our the most beautiful pearl – the lake of Bileca!

Free entry, cash prizes, a beautiful swim and you can even add to your GSS points and Global Ranking!  So come and enjoy an amazing new race!


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