Top 50 Open Water Swims In Asia

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Stephen Redmond swimming in the Tsugaru Channel on his quest for the Oceans Seven, captured in the film Defeating Oceans Seven by Red Bull Media House
Doug Woodring (on right) with trisolothon competitors in the Sheko Challenge in Hong Kong
noun - Asia's Top 50 Open Water Swims is an annual list of some of the most popular, best organized, most challenging and most scenic open water swims in Asia. The list is selected from the hundreds of open water swims throughout Asia and the Middle East and is managed by Open Water Source:

1. Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival - 3.3K (Jih Yueh Tan, Taiwan)
2. Clean Half Marathon Swimming Open Water - Relay - 14.5K Relay (Hong Kong)
3. Clean Half Marathon Swimming Open Water - Solo - 14.5K Solo (Hong Kong)
4. International Bosphorus Swim (Boğazıçi) - 6.5K (Kandili, Asia to Kuruçeşme, Turkey)
5. Asian Beach Games - 5K, 10K (various countries, Haiyang, China in 2012)
6. India National Open Water Swimming Competition - 81K (Behrampur, River Bhagirathi, West Bengal, India)
7. Atami Open Water Swimming Japan Grand Prix - 0.4K, 1K, 2K, 1.6K relay (Shizuoka, Japan)
8. Xiamen-Kinman Swimming - 7.1K (Tiamen, China to Kinmen, Taiwan in the Taiwan Strait)
9. International Masters Open Water Swim - 0.8K, 3K, 2K relay (Izu National Park, Shizuoka, Japan)
10. Etihad Holidays Splash Dash - 0.2K, 0.7K (Corniche Bay, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
11. Turkish Victory Day Swim - 4.5K (Canakkale, Hellespont, Turkey)
12. Lord Bryon's Swim Festival - 4.5K (Canakkale, Hellespont - Turkey)
13. Bosphorus International Swim - 7.1K (Istanbul Strait from Meis, Greece to Kas, Turkey)
14. Temiz Korfezde Yuzelim - 5K (Kocaeli, Turkey)
15. Kenting Sea Swim - 3K (Kenting, Taiwan)
16. International Masters Open Water Swim – 0.5K, 2K relay, 3K (Izu National Park, Shizuoka, Japan)
17. South Asian Beach Games - 5K (Hambantota, Sri Lanka)
18. Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union Sea Swim – 2 miles (Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka)
19. Interclub Masters’ Open Water Sea Swim – 1K (Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka)
20. Singapore Open Water Swim -0.5K, 1K, 3K, 5K (East Coast Park, Casuarina Grove, Singapore)
21. Iran Open Water Swim - 3K (Noshahr Northern Beach, Caspian Sea, Iran)
22. Bali Ocean Swim - 1.2K, 5K, 10K (Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia)
23. Okinawa Uruma Hamahiga Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1K, 5K, 1.6K relay (Tokashiku Beach, Okinawa, Japan)
24. Nichinan-Kaigan Nangoh Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1K and 2K (Miyazaki, Kyushu, Japan)
25. Trans of Guns Tanegashima Open Water Swim - 0.8K, 1.6K, 3.2K, 1.6K relay (Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan)
26. Atami Open Water Swim Race Japan Grand Prix - 0.4K, 0.8K, 3.2K, 2K relay (Atami, Shizuoka, Japan)
27. Aichi Minamichita Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1K, 3K (Aichi, Japan)
28. Minamiboso Kyonan Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1.6K, 3.2K, 1.6K relay (Chiba, Japan)
29. Shiga Biwako Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1K, 3K, 1.6K relay (Lake Biwa, Shiga, Japan)
30. Nihonsandaikei Okumatsushima Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1-mile, 2-mile, 1.6K (Okumatsushima, Japan)
31. India National Open Water Swimming Competition - 30.5K (Behrampur, River Bhagirathi, West Bengal, India)
32. Genkainada Kokuteikouen Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1K, 3K, and 0.8K and 2K relays (Fukuoka, Japan)
33. Izu Oshima Open Water Swim - 1K, 2K, 1.6K relay (Oshima Island, Japan)
34. Okinawa Tokashiku Beach Open Water Swim- 0.4K, 1K, 5K, 1.6K relay (Okinawa, Japan)
35. Sakurajima Kinko Bay Open Water Swimming Championships - 4K (Kinko Bay, Kagoshima, Japan)
36. Sheko Challenge - 2.2K, 4K (Shek-O Big Wave Bay to Back Beach, Hong Kong)
37. Japan Open - Open Water Swimming - 10K, 4K relay (Tateyama, Chiba, Japan)
38. Nakijin Open Water Swim Race - 3.8K (Uppama Beach, Nakijin, Okinawa, Japan)
39. Yonaguni Island Circumnavigation - 29K (Yonaguni Island, Okinawa, Japan)
40. Tsugaru Channel - 19.5K (between Honshu and Hokkaido, Japan)
41. 358 Swim – 3K, 5K, 8K (Hamilo Coast, Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines)
42. All India Sea Swimming Competition - 24 miles (Chorwad to Veraval, India)
43. Chikugo River Swim Race - (Chikugo, Japan)
44. Cambodia Sea Festival - 3K, 5K (Ochheuteal Beach, Cambodia)
45. Odaiba Open Swim Race - (Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan)
46. Ganga River Long Distance Swimming Competition - 10K (Bihar, India)
47. Five Lakes of Mount Fuji - (Shizuoka, Japan)
48. FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup - 10K (Xinjin River, Shantou, China)
49. 1.8K New World Cross Harbour Race - 1.8K (Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong)
50. Palm Open Water Challenge Cup - 6.5K swim (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

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