Los Cabos Open Water Challenge
The City of Los Cabos and SwimCabo’s 3rd annual Los Cabos Open Water Challenge, set for Saturday, April 30, 2016, will feature an expanded set of races that will once again start and finish at the Palmilla Beach next to Costa Azul. The first wave of competitive swimmers will enter the Sea of Cortez waters at 5:00 and 6:00 am.
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When the event first began in 2014, Raul Arturo Flores Jordan from nearby La Paz, won the 7.2K (4.47 Miles) Open men’s swim race in just under two hours, 1:55:51. A year later, the 2015 victor, Jose Raul Bribiesca Rojas of Mexico City, splashed his way through the finish in a new course record of 1:37:32. Breaking the inaugural mark by 18 minutes. In the 2015 women’s 7K race, Mexico City’s Ana Elisa Rodal Rosas reached a new record of 1:38:14; surpassing 2014 winner, Karla Renata Vasquez of La Paz’s time, 2:24:22. An impressive, faster difference, of one hour and 43 minutes, and only one minute behind her Mexico City colleague.
Event Director, Diego Rivas, emphasized the City’s wish to establish the Open Water Challenge as the premier aquatic competition for our local, national and international sports community. With support from various sponsors and sports personalities, Los Cabos OWC competition offers an alternative to similar events, held in the states of Guerrero and Quintana Roo.
The competition is for swimmers, teams, and clubs to participate in different open waters categories of individual and relays. This year, children’s categories that include routes of 50, 100 and 300 meters, have been added Among the special guests will be Nora Toledano, an open waters Mexican swimmer and coach best known for being the first Latin American woman to cross, the English channel back and forth in 1994, recording a time of just over 23 hours. The water temperature in the Sea of Cortez on race day is expected to be from 75-81 degrees.
Ongoing registration for the growing OWC ends on Saturday, April 23, 2016. For more information and/or to register please email firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit swimcabo.com.
Update 12 May 2019 – above email and website are not active.