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Lake Toba Festival - World Super Swim

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World record setting team of Eliza Delanira, Chris Guesdon (Safety Delegate), Annisa Fabiola, Annette (owner Tabo Cottage), Maximillian Manurung (Coach), Andi Fabian, Claudia Ajeng S, Wamzy Widodo, Aflah Fadlan P, and Ghisna Ayeshya (not shown)
Members of the Open Water Swimming Committee of the PRSI or Persatuan Renang Seluruh Indonesia, the Indonesian Swimming Federation in English: Ismail Ning (member), Amir Husein (Head of Open Water Swimming Committee), Ari Tribusono (member), Ray Sani (member), Liza G Januar (Deputy of Secretary General of PRSI)

Lake Toba Festival - World Super Swim is a 3-day series of circumnavigation relay open water swimming competitions around Samosir Island in North Sumatra, Indonesia. The 2013 competition is held on 11-13 September.

The 117.6 km World Super Swim is a series of 3 relay races in the clockwise direction around the Samosir Island. The relays start and end at Tabo Cottage in Tuk Tuk. The island is 920 meters above sea level in fresh water that is between 24–26ºC.


  • On Day 1, the teams will compete over a distance of 40 km
  • On Day 2, the competition distance is also 40 km
  • On Day 3, the distance is 37.6 km


Each relay is a mixed-gender relay with 4 swimmers each. Each leg is 10 km (except for the very last leg).


There is one escort boat for each country team that will include a boat driver, a rescue guard, a referee, a timer, and a coach. Swimmers complete their relay exchanges, via high fives, at the designated buoys 10 km apart. The swimmers not swimming will be taken around the course in the mother ship that follows the individual escort boats at a significant distance. The race officially ends at 5:30 pm each day. If one of the teams has not reached the finish line by 5:30 pm (after a 6:30 am start), the swimmer is stopped and the position marked with the GPS coordinates. The team may start the race on the next day at the same coordinates.

Lake Toba

Lake Toba is the largest lake in southeast Asia and the largest and deepest volcanic crater lake in the world. It was formed 75,000 years ago after an earth-splitting volcano eruption. It is 906 meters above sea level with an average depth of 450m. The lake has an island in the middle called Samosir.



For more information and entries, contact the Indonesian Swimming Federation at [].

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