On Saturday previous the event, Neda el Món and a group of swim-addicts did the test for Medes. And we did it thinking especially about the temperature of the sea water. And we swam without troubles, smoothly. The sea temperature on the Costa Brava is currently 15ºC. And the forecast is that by the weekend of May 7 and 8 it will rise to a maximum of 16ºC. Taking into account this scenario, we have obviously asked ourselves questions. And we've taken those questions to the experts. Can we normally organise the 13th Neda el Món Illes Medes per la Marató de TV3 by ZOGGS normally?
The unanimous answer was yes, but with some recommendations for swimmers:
Only those who are very, very adapted to swimming in cold water can do so without wetsuit.
As a general rule, everyone should wear wetsuits to avoid being exposed to cold water for too long time.
It is also recommended to use neoprene gloves, socks and even swimcap for those who suffer the most from the cold.
You need to keep calm when entering to the water. The feet, hands and, above all, the head will suffer from the cold at the initial moment. You need to relax, not get overwhelmed and keep swimming calmly because this feeling will go away in 3 or 4 minutes. Then you can even enjoy the cold water.
These recommendations will allow you to swim all distances without any problems, including 5.1k. If you feel more comfortable with shorter distances anyway, no problem if you want to switch to shorter distances. Just ask us at email@example.com and we will proceed with the change.
8 new spots to cross the Strait of Bonifacio with Neda el Món! The Strait of Bonifacio crossing by Neda el Món & ZOGGS will take place throughout the spring-summer of 2022, with the 4 previous training sessions between Lloret, El Masnou and Calella, and which will end with the crossing in the last week of September 2022. You're still on time!
Like the Strait of Gibraltar, the Strait of Bonifacio has become one of the great challenges for open water swimmers in recent years. The Strait of Bonifacio is the sea channel that separates the island of Corsica (France) from the island of Sardinia (Italy) and connects the Tyrrhenian Sea with the western part of the Mediterranean Sea. The crossing is between 13k and 15k long. You have all the info here.
On the weekend of April 16 and 17, Neda el Món organized the first training camp of 2022 for swimmers who have registered for the challenges of Gibraltar, Bonifacio and Cap de Creus. It was an intense two days with an informative briefing, a pool session and a sea session in Lloret de Mar. Neda el Món organizes 4 training camps for these swimmers throughout the season. Next stop, El Masnou and Arenys on May 28 and 29, with pool and sea sessions again.
We have attached a personalized video in slow motion of one of our swimmers in the pool of Lloret de Mar. We made one for each of our swimmers!
Do you want to know the Medes Islands from a paddle surf while supporting our swimmers? Do you want to join our support team at sea during the 13a Neda el Món Illes Medes per la Marató de TV3 by ZOGGS? Or do you know someone who wants to do it?
Our partner Agro Rural Surf will provide you with all the material free of charge and will coordinate and guide you during the crossing. Just write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will take care of everything.
Swimmers who will attend the 13th Neda el Món Illes Medes for Marató de TV3 by ZOGGS will have more health, more well-being and a better quality of life! And all thanks to Pompeia Life! Pompeia Life is a company specializing in intimate health and skin care with more than 25 years of history. They offer cosmetic solutions made with therapeutic grade plant extracts for the hygiene and care of the intimate areas, the skin of the body and the face.
You will find Pompeia Life products in your swimmer's bag. Enjoy them swim addicts!
From the beginning, in 2010, the Neda el Món Illes Medes per la Marató de TV3 by ZOGGS has been the only popular 100% charitable crossing in Catalonia. From now on, the 2022 edition, we want it to be the most sustainable too, from environmental point of view. And we want it to be sustainable in 1) mobility and 2) waste management:
Sustainable mobility, using motorized vehicles on land as few as possible, encouraging public transport, optimizing the motorized vehicles and promoting non-motorized transport: walking, cycling, using skateboards…
Sustainable waste management, recycling plastics, paper and organics. At the departure area and the arrival area you will find yellow containers for the plastic packaging and cups, blue containers for paper, and brown containers for organics. At the food and drink supply during the crossing, all swimmers will get a recyclable cup which they must use so the Neda el Món staff will refill it each time. Swimmers must keep that cup.
Obviously, in order to achieve the most sustainable possible event, we need the collaboration of all swim addicts. Altogether we will do it!
Only one month to go! The Neda el Món Illes Medes per la Marató de TV3 by ZOGGS is a unique and very special open waters event. Very special for two reasons: because it is the only solidarity open waters event from Catalonia which destinates 100% of the benefits to the TV3 Marathon, and because it takes place at the Medes Islands Natural Park, a superlative natural environment.
From this year 2022 onwards, Neda el Món is going to transform this open waters competition into a great event: You will be able to choose the length of the crossing according to your swimming possibilities, there will be a crossing for kids, there will be an attendance briefing, the best marks will be displayed, One Day Dj's, a meet-and-greet with the best swimmers, and we will finish with the Closing Paella.
Here you have all the info.