SWIMJUNKIE Challenge – Sicogon has becomes the fourth Global Swim Series (GSS) race in the Philippines. Announcing the new additional to its international event line-up, the GSS team said ‘If you are looking for an incredible swim, in an off-the-beaten-path location, in a tropical paradise… then this is it!’
The Global Swim Series now has over 110,000 swimmers, in 160 races, in 35 countries. These include: Australia, Austria, Barbados, Bermuda, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, England, Fiji, France, Greece, Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Samoa, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, St Kitts & Nevis, Sweden, Turks & Caicos, UAE and USA.
A further new feature introduced by the international open water swim series is GSS Swim Trips. The first “GSS Swim Trip” will be:
The GSS team adds that these swim training camps/trips are:
- Coached by an Olympian / world class swimmer;
- Provide a training camp at select GSS races; and
- ‘More spectacular locations, incredible coaches and amazing adventures are coming soon.’
Founded in 2014, the Global Swim Series had its inaugural season as the Canadian Open Water Swim Series and had 12 races spread across Canada from Halifax to Vancouver. The first season had over 2,000 participants. It included former Olympians, nationally ranked club swimmers, NCAA and CIS athletes, marathon swimmers, long distance triathletes. The organisers add that the series also welcomed the majority of participants without any auspicious credentials and encouraged those new to the sport of open water swimming to join the fun.
After an impressive first year in Canada, the decision was made to go global and thus the Global Swim Series was born.