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Event details

Issyk-Kul Swim Challenge 2022

The date and time of the event may be changed

due to the epidemiological and/or politically unstable situation in the country.

August 6, 2022

Issyk Kul Swim Challenge – one of the most beautiful starts for lovers of open water. A fascinating sunrise on the southern coast of the pearl of our country, Issyk-Kul, the purest air, and invigorating music. 15 brave souls who will cross the route laid by a centuries-old legend (from south to north), and cutting through the waves will create their own history of victory.

The legend of the steed Toru-Aigyr:

The village of Toru-Aigyr is located on the northern shore of the lake. Its name is associated with the legend of friendship and devotion. A boy named Bakyt had the ability to train beautiful horses. In exchange for parental land, he received a foal and made a beautiful racehorse out of it, which he named Toru-Aigyr. The former owner of the animal regretted that he had exchanged the horse for land, and stole it. The horse was hidden on the other side of the lake. But the animal could not stand the separation from a close owner and ran away to Bakyt. According to legend, Toru-Aigyr from the southern shore of Issyk-Kul swam to his master on the northern shore and expired in his arms.

There are no first and last places here, all participants who have overcome the swim are awarded with memorable finisher statuettes!

Venue: Kyrgyzstan, Issyk-Kul Lake.

Distance: 14 km of swimming on the open water of the lake, which is proudly located among the mountain ranges of the Tien Shan.

Control time of the distance: 7 hours

Limit of swim participants: 15 solo swimmers who will start the swim from the southern shore and finish on the northern shore of Issyk-Kul (see the route below)

Age limit: 18 years and older

Both professionals and amateurs can participate.


During the swim, each participant is accompanied by a kayak escort (supporter) from the organizers or from the participant to ensure safety all the way through the distance.

Cost of participation:
*the amount of the entry fee varies with the number of registered participants:
From 1 to 10 participants:
- Participation with your supporter – 25,000 KGS (the supporter is provided with: kayak, lifejacket, radio, food at the finish)
- Participation with the supporter from the organizers – 30,000 KGS

From 10 to 15 participants:
- Participation with your supporter – 27,000 KGS (the supporter is provided with: kayak, lifejacket, radio, food at the finish)
- Participation with the supporter from the organizers – 32,000 KGS


By applying, the participant agrees to:
The offer agreement
Competition regulations

Event schedule

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05.08.2022 - Briefing
17:00 - Full briefing of participants and supporters on the timing and format of the swim.
06.08.2022 - Start day
05:00 - Start
05:00 - 12:00 - Passing the distance
12:15 - Awarding of finishers
12:30 - Closing of the event

* Up-to-date information will be sent to the group chat of the swim participants.

The program of the event may be changed due to adverse weather conditions

We wish you successful preparation! See you soon!

Start list

Start pack:

The participant's starter package includes:

  • An electronic chip;
  • Individual swimming cap;
  • Informational materials;
  • Ensuring safety in water
  • Nutrition during the distance
  • Commemorative T-shirt
  • Commemorative Finisher Statuette

  • Massage and nutrition at the finish

Contact us:

Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Masaliev str. 33/1, Mon-Fr 10:00 AM - 17:00 PM. Phone #: +996554600707 email: office@nomadsport.kg