Race For The Conch Eco-SeaSwim

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Eco-SeaSwim in Turks & Caicos
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The Race For The Conch Eco-SeaSwim is a 1-mile and 2.4-mile sea swim in Turks & Caicos. It also offers a free 100-meter swim for children. All races are held on July 7th and are part of the West Indies Bluewater Ocean Swim Series.

It is organized by Ben Stubenberg and Chloe Zimmerman and is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims.

The races are held at the beautiful Grace Bay Beach in front of Flamingo Cafe, next to Club Med in Providenciales. Turks and Caicos in in the British West Indies. Turks & Caicos is located 550 miles southeast of Miami, near Bahamas. The waters in July are calm, warm, and beautifully clear. There are direct airline flights from Miami, New York, Atlanta, Charlotte, Boston, Toronto and London.

The 2010 race was won by the renowned marathon swimmer Marcos Diaz from the Dominican Republic.


To complete the 1-mile race, the race organizers recommend that swimmers should be able to swim comfortably in a pool or open water for 45 minutes or less without stopping. To complete the 2.4-mile race, participants should be able to swim 2 miles comfortably under 90 minutes. The swim is aimed at both competitive and recreational swimmers.

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