Open Water Swimming is a cardio discipline that puts participants in the middle of everything that Nature can offer. With 456 km of coastline, Hong Kong has some of the world’s most beautiful and easily accessible beaches. In partnership with Victoria Recreation Club (VRC), our Open Water Swimming event will be held at Deep Water Bay on the south side of Hong Kong, where you will enjoy a post-swim BBQ with over 200 swimmers, overlooking the South China Sea.



  • Victoria Recreation Club, Deep Water Bay


Personal swimming equipment: Swim cap, goggles, swimwear and Safety buoy

Events / Schedule

  • Saturday, November 11. Consists of 1 morning of competition.
The following events will be organized:
  • 5000m
  • 2500m

Categories / Divisions

Men’s, Women’s and All Gender’s Divisions Age Groups:
  • 18-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80-84
  • 85-89
  • 90-94
  • 95-99
  • 100+
We encourage people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to register. We endeavour to provide reasonable accommodations as may be needed, however, for this sport there may be limitations as to how we can accommodate. If you are interested, please contact us at [email protected] so we can provide you with more details.

No. of Participants / Teams


Registration Fee

$600.00 HKD

Guidelines / Special Considerations or Rules

All swimmers must hold a current license of their National Swimming Federation. If you are not a member of a FINA affiliated organization, Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022 will provide you with ability to obtain a “special event” or “one time” license for liability and insurance purposes. See IGLA Rule IDI 1.2 (Registration of Swimmers) for further detail. Please enter a seed time for each event. If you don’t know your best time, provide your best guess.

All Information Above is Subject to Change

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