Baies de Anges swim to pay homage to Nice attack victims

A new open water swim will take place this year on 11 September in the Baies de Anges, Nice, which lies in front of the Promenade des Anglais, scene of the 14 July terrorist attack that killed 86 people.

The swim is organised by l’Olympic Nice Natation, a local aquatics club, in partnership with swim holiday and travel company, Swim The Riviera.

The centre piece of the event is a 5km point-to-point swim along the bay (including a fins assisted category) and there are also options for a 2km, 1km and 500m race, with latter intended for 11 and 12 year olds.

Loïc Branda, a former French international swimmer and founder of Swim the Riviera, says: “We really want to look forward here in Nice, and keep enjoying life with sports, music, etc. and open water is certainly a good way to do that. We will organise a special homage to the victims of the 14 July attack.”

You can find out more about the event at: (there is an English version too).

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