Swimming and triathlon

Comunitat Valenciana

The unique location and extensive coastline of the Region of Valencia, bathed by the warm, tranquil waters of the Mediterranean, make for ideal conditions for triathlon and open water swimming all year long

These special features have made it possible to organise a timetable of events from spring to early winter, with competitions that are now famous for the very special locations where they are held, such as the Travesía Tabarca-Santa Pola, which forms part of the 100 best events in the world and is one of the best in Spain. It is the open water event with most participation in Spain and consists of a crossing from an island to the peninsula.

The city of Alicante has the longest open water swimming channel in Spain at 4000 metres, known as the Canal Serra Grossa. Other places in the Region also have open water swimming channels in summer such as Benidorm, Valencia, Gandía and Sagunto. More infoFederación de natación Comunidad Valenciana

In Region of Valencia there are three Olympic swimming pools: Pabellón Esperanza Lag Elx (province of Alicante)Palacio de Deportes Torrevieja (province of Alicante)Piscina Olímpica Municipal de Castelló (province of Castellón).

Should you be interested in training triathlon in competition, then you may prefer to participate in one of these events that are held in the Region of Valencia (see complete triathlon competition schedule

  • Triathlon Mediterranean Circuit: it is composed of 3 major triathlon competitions played in the Valencian Community: Valencia, Castellón and Alicante. The 3 tests bring together about 6,000 triathletes. 
  • Half Triathlon Peñíscola (Peñíscola, April): The Infinitri Half Triathlon Peñíscola explores golden beaches, a Templar castle and the unspoiled coves of a nature park. This race that stands out for its unique locations making it a spectacular half-ironman test (1.9 km – 90 km – 21 km.) recognized for its beauty. The event takes place in the town of Peñíscola, belonging to the network of Pueblos Más Bonitos in Spain. 
  • Triatlon Oropesa del Mar (Oropesa del Mar, May)