What an amazing accomplishment it would be to swim across the largest river in Europe! Swim across the Volga River!
On July 28-29, 2018 the Stada Volga Swim will take place in Russia. The race also happens to be the biggest race in Russia and is located in the city of Nizhny Novgorod (formerly Gorky). Nizhny is about 400 km east of Moscow and is a beautiful and historic city of over 1 million people, founded in 1221.
This swim is the first race and still the main race in the X-Waters Series of races. It was held for the first time in 2016 with 400 participants and in 2017 there was 1500 people from 15 countries from all over the world wishing to cross the longest and deepest river in Europe.
Surely, no less exciting is the actual swim in the Stada Volga Swim. You can choose from 3 distances: 1 km, 3 km, 5 km. Also importantly, right where the race is held also happens to be where the Volga is joined by another large river, the Oka. As a result, there is large and variable water flow, temperature changes and a unique character. The river is different every year and every day, participants of 2016 and 2017 swims, swam in two completely different Volgas. What it will be in 2018 is impossible to predict. We can be sure just about one thing: you will dive into an unforgettable and unique adventure!
Finally yet importantly, the participation at Stada Volga Swim gives you the opportunity to spend a great weekend with a support group or with your family in Nizhny Novgorod, an old and very beautiful city. The city is interesting with monuments of architecture from the 17th-19th centuries and a unique natural relief with stunning views of the Volga valley. In Soviet times, it was a large industrial center, now it has become the main center of river tourism in Russia. Nizhny is a great place to visit: a lot of clubs and restaurants with friendly prices and great service, long waterfront embankments for jogging, worthy museums and the longest cable car in Europe… right over the river, with a great view of the Volga Swim course. The city is easy to reach and has dozens of flights and railway connections daily.