Championship will be held on January 26, 2019 at 12.00 – Liepaja, Beberlini (2/6 Lībiešu Street).
To gather Latvian and international winter swimmers, continuing an annual tradition.
To promote winter swimming, as a method of human body toughening; improve the development of clubs and groups in Latvia.
To promote toughening and winter swimming for residents of Latvia, as well as the activities of already existing clubs of winter swimming.
To promote the cooperation between winter swimming clubs and clubs of all types of other sports, society and local government, as well as public and commercial organizations.
Determine the best individual swimmers and swimmers of winter swimming clubs.
The Winter Swimming Championship is organized by Liepaja cycling and winter swimming club “VeloRonis” in cooperation with Liepaja Municipality.
Inga Krivcova +371 26324104 (lv, ru)
Margarita Teivāne +371 29748164 (lv, eng)
Depending on weather conditions and the number of registered participants, the organizers have the right to make changes to the program, notifying participants of the championship.
1st and 3rd place winners in each distance and age group will receive diplomas, medals and awards.
The fastest participant in the overall standings 25m and 50m distances (women and men individually) will receive a money prize of 50 EUR.
Banquet for the participants at Europa City Amrita Hotel, 7/9 Rīgas Street, Liepaja. Arrival from 19:00. Entrance fee 20 euro (included welcome drink, dinner, live music)
Championship consists of 8 heats:
Start – without jumping in the water, pushing off with feet from the stairs or the support wall while holding the handrail with one hands; shoulders must be under water.
Finish – touching the end wall (board) of the pool with a hand.
This is an international championship, attended by swimmers from any country.
The championship is open for 200 participants; reaching the maximum number, the registration may be stopped.
Only registered participants can participate in the competition.
Participants under the age of 18 years, require the presence of a parent, guardian or authorized person, who must be present during both registration and competition.
Participants are divided in the following age groups, according to their year of birth and age for December 31, 2019:
|Age group||Years of birth||Age|
|A1||2005.g. and younger||under 14 years old|
|A2||2004-2000||15 to 19 years old|
|B||1999-1990||20 to 29 years old|
|C||1989-1980||30 to 39 years old|
|D||1979-1975||40 to 44 years old|
|E||1974-1970||45 to 49 years old|
|F||1969-1965||50 to 54 years old|
|G||1964-1960||54 to 59 years old|
|H||1959-1955||60 to 64 years old|
|I||1954-1950||65 to 69 years old|
|J||1949-1945||70 to 74 years old|
|K||1944-1940||under 79 years old|
|K1||1939 and older||80 and over|
Preliminary registrations online available on our website veloronis.lv due January 21, 23.59.
In order to register online:
Liepājas veloaktīvistu un ziemas peldētāju klubs „VeloRonis“ Reg. No. 40008220083 AS “SEB banka” LV60UNLA0050021816720 Payment purpose: Name, surname of the participant, distance/-s.
When applying online, the participant shall also undertake to present a personal identification document at the time of registration on January 25 / 26, and with his/her signature in the list of participants certify:
Preliminary on-site registration and payment of the participation fee on January 25, from 17.00 to 20.00 at Līva Hotel, 11 Liela Street, Liepaja.
On the day of competition, January 26, on-site registration and payment of the participation fee from 10.00 to 11.00 at Liepaja winter swimming spot, Beberlini, 2/6 Lībiešu Street, Liepaja.
When registering on-site, the participant:
When filling the application form, with his/her signature, the participant certifies:
* Application form for participants under the age of 18 must be signed by a parent, guardian or authorized person.
|Distance||Group||Years of Birth||Online registration until January 7 (eur)||Online registration until January 21 (eur)||On-site registration on January 25/26 (eur)|
|25 m breaststroke||B-H A1, A2, I-K1||1999-1955 to 2000, 1954-and older||13 5||15 7||25 10|
|50 m freestyle||B-H A1, A2, I-K1||1999-1955 to 2000, 1954-and older||13 5||15 7||25 10|
|25 m un 50 m (*for both heats)||B-H A1, A2, I-K1||1999-1955 to 2000, 1954 and older||18 8||20 10||35 15|
|100 m freestyle||A1-K1||2005 and younger - 1939 and older||8||10||15|
|200 m freestyle||B-J||1999-1945||8||10||15|
|450 m freestyle||B-J||1999-1945||8||10||15|
The participation fee depends on the date of payment, not the date of application. If the fee has not been paid until the day of competition, the participant must pay the full price!
Participation fee is not refunded to participants who do not compete, or if the event is cancelled due to force majeure.
Championship will be held on January 26, 2019 at 12.00 – Liepaja, Beberlini (2/6 Lībiešu Street).Competition EXPO Zone