Three Days In Three Seas
From OpenwaterpediaThree Days In Three Seas in Israel is a unique 3-day 30K mass marathon swim is scheduled for November 2, 3 and 4, 2011. The field is limited to 200 participants who are interested in swimming 10K in the Mediterranean Sea, 10K in the Red Sea and 10K in the Sea of Galilee on three consecutive days.
The field will be separated in three possible groups: a 15 minutes per 1 kilometer pack, an 18 minutes per 1K pack and a 24 minutes per 1K pack. Each group will be guided by one escort boat and two kayakers. Each pack will pause for hydration or fueling every 50 minutes.
With the water temperature around 25-26°C (77-78°F), no wetsuits are allowed – or needed.
Swimmers who participate in all three swims will have the first priority while swimmers who participate in only 1 or 2 swims will receive a final confirmation 7 – 10 days before.
Interested swimmers should email Gadi Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Swimmers specify their time for 1K, open water swimming experience, age and other relevant data. Each swimmer will sign a waiver and provide a doctor confirmation that they have no medical problem to participate in the challenge.
2010 Three Days In Three Seas
64 people total participated in the 3 Days in 3 Seas event in Israel. 30 swimmers traversed the entire distance of 30K over three days.
There were 25 different pilots, kayakers, volunteers, photographers, doctors and paramedics who escorted the mass marathon swim. Each day was a different adventure with the field divided into two groups. "The pelotons each day were incredible. In the Red Sea, a female dolphin escorted us for a few minutes. The Mediterranean Sea was glassy flat while the Sea of Galilee was a bit murky and cold," recalled Gadi. "It was amazing."
Gadi also provide the GPS courses for the groups in the Red Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the Sea of Galilee.