Akanθus Experience 2019

Race Information

Akanthus, Costa Del sol and SwimmingClub.gr are holding an open water swimming race on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, at Akanθus Beach (Poseidonos Ave., Kalamaki)


ΑRaces: 1.000m, 3.000m and 5.000m and 300m Kids race (ages 8-12)

Start & finish: Akanthus Beach – Costa Del Sol

Timing: Electronic timing with lap counting

Athletes Technical Briefing: 09:00

Start Time: 09:15, but it might be altered, depending on the number of participants in each race to avoid congestion during the start

Kids Race: 08:45

Awards: Will be announced immediately after the end of the races

Registration Desk hours for race packet pick-up:
- Saturday June 1st 18:00-20:00 at the beach
- Sunday June 2nd 07:00-08:45 at the beach



  • The track of the race is is 1.000m. The 1.000m race athletes will swim one lap, the 3.000m athletes 3 laps and the 5.000m athletes 5 laps.
  • All swimmers must pass by the buoys with their left shoulder.
  • At the end of the two long straight lines there will be large red TYR buoys and on the smaller lines there will be large yellow buoys. At the two long lines there will also be a total of 4 smaller orange directional buoys.
  • The 3.000m & 5.000m swimmers, after the 3rd red buoy, will head again to the first yellow buoy to start the next lap.
    • For the 3.000 & 5.000 meter swimmers, there will be a liquid feeding point each time they pass by the start (except from the first time).
    • The 3.000 & 5.000 meters swimmers should pass under the arch at each lap for electronic time recording.  The finish will take place normally at the beach.
    • Kids Race: Our young friends will start from Akanθus beach, swim straight ahead, make a u-turn and finish at the beach. 

    Categories and Awards:



    • Top 3 positions in the Overall Male and Female categories will be awarded trophies and medals.
    • Top 3 of all age group categories will be awarded with medals.
    • All participants will be get a finisher medal
    • There will be presents from sponsors and draws for the winners and all the participants

    Entry fee includes:

    • Event towel
    • Event swim cap
    • Backpack of different colors, depending on the distance
    • Finisher medal
    • Electronic timing
    • Energy gel

    Kids Race:

    • Event swim cap
    • Finisher Medal

    Entry Fee:




    February 18 – February 24

    15 €

    15 €

    February 25- March 31

    20 €

    April 1 – May 26

    25 €

    20 €

    May 27- June 2

    35 €

    KIDS RACE***



    *For team registration and details please email  mary@swimmingclub.gr
    *** Registration period for the kids race closes at may 26th

    The participants must pay during registration by debit, credit and/or  prepaid card. 


    Required Documents:

    • For athletes of age 13-18 years old a signed statement from the parent of guardian is required.

    SwimmingClub Buoy!!

    At the registration you can ask us to provide you with a SwimmingClub.gr Buoy in the color of your choice, in a discount price!!

    • Kids must follow the required registration process
    • For safety reasons our little swimmers should carry their own safety buoy.
    • Since the kids race is free of charge, the entrance cost to the beach is not covered by the organization


    • All participants must wear the timing chip on their hand.
    • Athletes awarded in the Overall categories, will not be awarded in their age category as well
    • During the race every kind of external help is prohibited
    • Fins and snorkels will be approved by excluding athletes from the official ranking.
    • Mp3 and safety buoys are allowed
    • The intentional physical contact with other swimmers is strictly prohibited. Those who fail to comply will be warned once.  A second warning equals to disqualification from the race.
    • Entering the race venue with food and drinks supplied outside the venue is not allowed.  With the special bracelet, the beach offers all beverages at discount prices.
    • The organizers maintain the right to change the date of the race for important reasons.

    For information about the race you may email info@swimmingclub.gr or call:

    • 211 4047177 (SwimmingClub.gr)
    • 693 8060308 (Nikos Simantiras)
    • 694 5610520 (Yiannis Dermitzakis)