The Bali Ocean Swim is another beautiful GSS swim that follows the ever-growing trend of excellent open water swims in exotic and exciting locations.
A province of Indonesia, Bali is also known as the Island of the Gods and for good reason. This island paradise is covered by lush jungle, rolling hills, volcanic mountains, terraced rice patties, beautiful beaches and some of the most beautiful snorkeling and diving in the world. It’s of little wonder why Bali quite consistently wins a variety of different travel awards. The race is specifically located in near Kuta, the known as a surfing mecca for many tourists.
The race itself is in its 9th year and is hosted by the Bali Sports Foundation, a charity that aims to improve the lives of children in Indonesia through the power of sport and play for development, health and peace. Proceeds from the race go to providing funding for a water and swimming safety program for disabled children and youth in Bali.
There’s a little something for everyone with a 1.2km, 5km and 10k distance available. The course is well-marked and swimmers swim around buoys as well as traditional Indonesian boats that also provide a convenient place for a feed in the longer distances.
If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to go on an adventure to one of the most beautiful islands on the planet then the Bali Ocean Swim is your chance!