news letterOur mobile application

Weekly newsletter

Thousands Swim Across Lake Balaton

Hungary Today 2018.07.16.

More than 7,300 people participated in this summer’s cross-Balaton swim, organised for the 36th time, on Saturday.

The athletes traditionally start off Révfülöp, in the north, and swim 5.2 kilometres to reach Balatonboglár on the south side.

Organisers told MTI that the fastest swimmer, Márk Papp, covered the distance in 1 hour and 26 seconds. Papp holds the cross-Balaton record of 58 minutes and 33 seconds, which he clocked two years ago.

The fastest female swimmer was Mexico’s Fernanda Armenta, with 1 hour and 17 minutes.

The winner, László Papp at the finish.


images via Varga György/ MTI