For those of you who enjoy the challenge of swimming around islands (Brownsea Swim anyone?), SwimtheIsland open water swimming event takes place in the fascinating Marine Protected Area of Bergeggi, on the north-west coast of Italy.
The race course takes place in a spectacular natural setting, offering swimmers the vision of one of the most extraordinary seabeds in the Mediterranean sea. 270 swimmers entered the 1.7km / 3.5km events in 2011 and 480 in 2012.
View 2012 results.