NATURE DOES IT BETTER
THE MOST CHALLENGING, THE MOST REWARDING, THE EXPERIENCE
Facing Nature in intense competitions, in an epic scenery that inspires swimmers to reach their limits in the open sea.
WHO WE ARE
Growing since 2012, this 11th edition will be more international and jumps to other dimension.
With premium open water swimming races in scenic sceneries we are adding Ultra and Marathon swimming races to the event´s portfolio.
A passionate sports Team is on the stage drawing an ultimate experience for swimmers and companions.
The Travessia Lisboa – Cascais 20Km is the first Ultra swim in continental Portugal and part of the Ultra Marathon Swim Series, by WOWSA.
Jorge Paulo Pereira founded the Swim Challenge Cascais in 2012, the first open water swimming event organized by a private entity in Portugal. Local swimmer with a great passion for water sports leads him to meet Miguel Arrobas – former Olympic swimmer; Pedro Brandão – his trainer; and Nuno Felício, forming a team that organizes the first event.
The following editions affirmed the Swim Challenge as one of the biggest events in the country, growing uninterruptedly until the year 2020, when it was canceled due to the Covid19 pandemic.
A competition where great names of swimming in Portugal have already passed, it resumes in 2021 with the 10th edition, a beautiful “race field” framed by a scenario full of history and unique natural beauty, inspiring great achievements and unforgettable memories.