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LoveSwim 2017

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04 Aug - 04 Aug, 2017

On Friday the 4th of August, just one day before the traditional Canal Pride or the Gay Pride Weekend, there will be an exciting swim event: Love Swim, an open-water Swim Cup right in the Amstel river. From 4:30pm until 9:00pm swimmers from Holland, the Netherlands and around the world will join each other in a sportive open-water swimming festival. And this is not just some body of water; you will be swimming in the Amstel river from which the city of Amsterdam has originated. Since our Queen Maxima went swimming in the Amstel some years ago the Amstel has been royally approved of.
LoveSwim is organized by Gay Swim Amsterdam, the oldest Gay Swim team in the Netherlands.

Between Rowing Centre “Berlagebrug” – the Swim Cup’s starting platform and where registration will take place – and the Royal Amsterdam Rowing & Sailing Club “De Hoop” there are several swim distances from which participants can choose (250m, 500m, 750m en 1500m).

Everyone who can swim is allowed to join.  In the special Love Swim you can declare your love to someone or hope to find the love of your life by swimming the Love Swim route together.

It’s also possible to join the semi-official but nevertheless fun sprint triathlon: a 750-meter swim, a 20-km bike ride, and a 5K run known as the Pride Run. You can either use your race bike or a regular bike, as long as you finish your 20-km bike ride within 1.5 hours.

Per request we offer the possibility to join in the Fun-triathlon as a relay team of two or three participants.



Guide to Gay Amsterdam

Traditionally one of the gayest cities in Europe - Amsterdam provides superb bars, saunas, clubs and restaurants. And plenty to keep culture vultures busy with too - with some great museum and galleries.




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