New date for the Antiparos – Paros (Pounta/Punda) channel crossing swimming race, 2017

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The Antiparos – Paros (Pounta or Punda) channel crossing swimming race, 2017 was postponed due to high winds forecast.

The new date is July 13, 2017 at 18:30.

The date of the Antiparos – Pounta channel crossing is on 8.07.17 and starts at 18.30 from the pier of the ferry boat in Punta (Paros) and terminates at the port of Antiparos in front of the cafes.

The distance is 1.453m.

This year the athletes will be divided into two groups: the first group will have electronic timing (chip) with cost of 10 euro participation and optionally t-shirt at an additional 5 euros and in the 2nd group there will be no timing at a cost of 10 euros with t-shirt.

Right to participate in the two groups will have ages 10-60 years old.

The first group will not permitted to have life jackets, flippers, masks, snorkels and coils.Only goggles and caps are allowed.

The second group will be open class and athletes can use swimming equipment.

All athletes should fill the participation – responsibility statement form (pdf attached).

Registrations will be made daily in the taverna Klimataria 10:00-12:00 am and 18:00 to 20:00 pm, in Summer Cinema from 4/7 18:00 till 24:00 all days.

Entries in Paros will be from 3/7 -6/7/2017, hours and place will be announced shortly.

Online registrations will be made on the web site of, through the participation – responsibility statement form located at the end of this page.

The registrations for the first group with electronic timing (chip) will be made until 06/07/17. Please fill the participation – responsibility statement form (pdf attached).

For the second group will be up to two hours before the race, in Punta 15:00-17:00 pm and in Antiparos from 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-17:00.

The receipt of electronic chips in the first group will be held only in Punta two hours before the race, at the time the payment is made.

Commemorative medals will be given to all athletes. In the first group, cups will be awarded to the first 3 men, 3 women first, the smallest and the greatest athlete.

For the second group, cups will be awarded to the first 3 athletes.

More info at 6974485675 Yiannis Faroupos

Registration procedure

First group – (with electronic chip)

  1. Fill in the participation – responsibility statement form (pdf attached) and send it to FAX (0030)22840-61061 or at, in order to receive your number.
  2. Payment of 10 euro at the time of receiving the electronic chip, 2 hours before the race, only in Pounta.

Second Group

  1. Fill in  the participation – responsibility statement form (pdf attached) and send it to FAX (0030)22840-61061 or at, in order to receive your number.
  2. Payment of 10 euro at the time of registration before the race.


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Comments (1)

Hello everyone in Paros and Antiparos,

I visited and fell in love with your islands in 2016 and again in 2017.

I really want to take part in the swim between islands.

I tried last year to do it on the 08th July but the wind was too strong and it was transfered to the 13th…
But I had to leave Greece on the 10th…so i was very sad i couldn’t take part.

Now I am planning to stay 2 weeks on the islands next year (2018), in case the event gets posponed again.

But i need to do a lot of planning (air tickets, accomodation and most importantly apply for days off at work a lot of time before…)

So….could you tell me please, what Saturday in July next year are you planing to try to swim FOR THE FIRST TIME ? 01st or 08th?? Do you know that already?

Please let me know if you do.

Many thanks and best wishes,

Andre Castella

+44 75 98 123 999

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