Galata - Varna 2020
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Swimming Forum 1000 x 1000

A new summer emotion captures the Varna citizens and guests of the sea capital from 2017 onwards. The 1000 x 1000 Swimming Forum starts perfectly, with incredibly strong interest, and in the coming years promises to cover even more swimming enthusiasts. The idea of this event is held by the chairman of the Management Board of Bulgaria’s Swimming Champion – Black Sea Sport Club and the executive director of Agropolychim Philippe Rombaut, and the sponsor of the event is the Lucky Hunt Foundation.

The ambition of the event, which takes place on the beach in Varna, is 1000 people to swim freely at 1000 m in the sea, with each year the number of willing is progressively increasing. The aim is to make the mass swim tradition. It is not of a competitive nature.

The sea holiday is a kind of training for those who participate in the oldest swimming competition in Bulgaria – the Galata Maraton – Varna, and is held a day earlier.

1000 x 1000 is organized with the cooperation of the Military-Maritime Forces of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Municipality of Varna and the Bulgaria’s Swimming Champion – Black Sea Sport Club with the courtesy of the concessionaire of the beach line “Lazuren Bryag ’91”. The idea of the initiative is of the chairman of the Managing Board of the Black Sea Sport Club, the executive director of Agropolychim Philip Rombaut.

An attractive lottery with surprises marks the final of the sporting event. Participants, whose number is drawn at random, leave with attractive swimming accessories.

The mass swimming 1000 x 1000 m is free of charge.

In 2018 in the competition participated 260 swimmers, half of them children 12 years of age and under. Many families attended the event.