Championship will be held on January 27, 2018 at 12.00 – Liepaja, Beberlini (Libiesu Street 2/6).
To gather together Latvian and international winter swimmers, continuing an annual tradition. To promote winter swimming, as a method of human body hardening, improve communication between the clubs and groups both in Latvia and internationally. Promote hardening and winter swimming for residents of Latvia.
Determine the best individual swimmers and swimmers of winter swimming clubs of Latvia. Any winter swimmer from any country can participate at the championship.
The championship is organized by public club organization “VeloRonis”, with the City municipality support.
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10:00 Championship office opening
10:00 – 11:00 Registration for participants, relay registration
12:00 – 12:30 Opening Ceremony, reports, information, warm-up
12:30 – 13:30 1. heat - 25m breaststroke „Head-Up” with a time control – starting with the oldest women group
13.30 – 13.40 8.heat - “Seals” – swimming without time control
13:40 – 14:40 2. heat –50 m freestyle with time control – starting with the oldest women group
14:50 – 15:10 6.heat - relay 4 x 25m freestyle with a time control (two age groups: S1-under 150, S2-over 150)
15.20 - 15.40 3. heat – 100 m freestyle with time control – starting with the oldest women group
15:40 – 16:00 4. heat – 200 m freestyle with time control – starting with the oldest women group
16:00 – 16:40 5. heat – 450 m freestyle with time control – starting with the oldest women group
7. heat - “Young seals”- dipping in cold water – will be happening parallel to the other competitions individually in a specially arranged place.
Award ceremony and closing ceremony after Championship in Beberlini.
Depending on weather conditions and the number of registered participants, the organizers have the right to make changes to the program in spoken or written manner, notifying participants of the championship. The championship is open for 200 participants; reaching the maximum number the registration may be stopped. Due to bad weather, the XIV Latvian open championships may be postponed!
The fastest participant in the overall standings 25m and 50m distances (women and men individually) receive a money prize of 50 EUR.
Afterparty at Hotel Amrita, Liepaja, Rigas iela 7/9, arrival from 19. Entrance fee 15 euro (included welcome drink, dinner, live music)
Championship consists of 8 heats:
1.heat - «Head-Up» 25m breaststroke with a time control consisting of 11 age groups (A-K) separate for women and man;
2.heat - 50 m freestyle with a time control consisting of 11 age groups (A-K) separate for women and man;
3.heat - 100 m freestyle with a time control consisting of 11 age groups (A-K) separate for women and man;
4.heat - 200 m freestyle with a time control consisting of 9 age groups (B-J), separate for women and man;
5.heat - 450 m freestyle with a time control consisting of 9 age groups (B-J), separate for women and man;
6.heat - Clubs Relay 4 x 25m freestyle with time control (2 age groups: S1 – under 150, S2 – over 151);
7.heat - “Young Seals” – dipping in cold water without time control;
8.heat - “Seals” – swimming up to 50m – freestyle without time control.
The age group Birth year Years
A 1999.g. and younger to 20 years old
B 1998-1989 20 to 29 years old
C 1988-1979 30 to 39 years old
D 1978-1974 40 to 44 years old
E 1973-1969 45 to 49 years old
F 1968-1964 50 to 54 years old
G 1963-1959 54 to 59 years old
H 1958-1954 60 to 64 years old
I 1953-1949 65 to 69 years old
J 1948-1944 70 to 74 years old
K 1943 and older 75 and over
Participation is open to all interested persons, who complete an application form, online registration and consolidate it with his/her signature that corresponds to the state of health of swimming in ice water (0 +5 C) at the competition. During the championship, each person is responsible for himself or herself.
Participants under the age of 18 years, require the presence of the parents, who must also sign the application for participation. Member, who will take part in the winter swimming championship for the first time, are advised to participate in one distance.
Submission of applications for participants: online veloronis.lv from 13 December 2017 until to 22 January 2018 veloronis.lv. Accreditation of the participants will be at 26.01.2018. 17.00 - 20.00 Royal Hotel Liepāja (Stūrmaņu iela 1, Liepāja), 27 January 2018 10.00 - 11.00 in Beberlini, Libiesu Street 2/6, Liepaja. When registering to participation at the site of Championship until 11.00, participation fee - double to standard.
Participation fee shall be made in cash in person, confirming the participation in competition.
Participation fee includes hot sauna, hot tub, soup and tea.
Championship will be held on January 27, 2018 at 12.00 – Liepaja, Beberlini (Libiesu Street 2/6).Competition EXPO Zone Public transport scheme