Nautical Mile

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Sporter Weekend “Nautical Mile” is the largest competitive open water swimming event in Moldova, which is annually held at the Ghidighici reservoir not far from Chisinau and is included in the official competition calendar of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Moldova.

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The participants have to swim across the Ghidighici reservoir. The competition is held among men and women in professional and amateur categories.

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The first open water competition was held in the framework of Sporter Weekend in 2013. It was called “Swim Day”. The participants had to cover the distance of 1700 meters. More details here and here.

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In 2014 the rules were slightly changed and the distance increased. This time the participants had to swim 1852 meters which is exactly one nautical mile (hence the name “Nautical Mile”). More details here and here.