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Nadando Cerca del Cielo

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Nadando Cerca del Cielo in Lake Titicaca
Lago Titicaca, site of the Nadando Cerca del Cielo open water swim

Nadando Cerca del Cielo (English: swimming near heaven or Torneo Internacional de Natación en Aguas Abiertas') is an 7.5 km (3.8-mile) point-to-point high-altitude lake swim (both soloists and relays) from the Isla de la Luna to the Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia in 14°C (58°F) water between Copacabana and Bolivia. Nadando Cerca del Cielo is organized by the Torneo Internacional de Natación.

It is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims, one of the World's Top 100 Island Swims, and one of the World's High-Altitude Open Water Swims.

Lake Titicaca[edit]

Lake Titicaca or Lago Titicaca in Spanish is a lake located on the border of Peru and Bolivia. It sits 3,811 meters (12,500 feet) above sea level, making it the highest commercially navigable lake in the world.

Isla del sol – Isla de la Luna[edit]

The X Versión de Aguas Abiertas Isla del sol – Isla de la Luna is organized by the El Club de Tenis La Paz (Tennis Club of La Paz) and La Federación Boliviana de Natación (Bolivian Swimming Federation).


7-8 May 2016. Technical meeting is held on 6 May. Race is held on 7 May; return on 8 May. Escort boats are provided for all soloists and relay teams.

Age Groups[edit]

15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ years


US$120 international swimmers; US$90 national masters swimmers, US$60 national youth swimmers, US$30 U.S. military personnel. Fees include ground transportation from La Paz to Copacabana to La Paz, lake transport from Copacabana to Isla del Sol to Copacabana, escort pilot, naval support, medical assistance, refreshments and hydration, participation medal and certificate, judges, souvenirs, and access to pool in La Paz (for international participants).

Race Director[edit]

Gladys Chavez, race director


Professor Juan Bravo P.
Juan Luis Flores


External links[edit]