Cool Swim Meeting
Cool Swim Meeting will take place from 16 to 18 June 2023. The competitions will be split this year too into four sessions.
Session 1 (Friday 16 June): 50 m freestyle, 100 m breaststroke, 200 m butterfly, 50 m backstroke, 400 m freestyle
Session 2 (Saturday 17 June): 200 m freestyle, 50 m butterfly, 400 m medley, 4x50 m medley
Session 3 (Saturday 17 June): 200 m backstroke, 50 m breaststroke, 1500 m freestyle, 100 m freestyle
Session 4 (Sunday 18 June): 200 m breaststroke, 100 m backstroke, 100 m butterfly, 200 m medley, 800 m freestyle, 4x50 m freestyle
The fast series will be held at the end of each raceday.
The opening ceremony of Cool Swim Meeting takes place poolside after Friday's fast series.
At the end of the opening ceremony, there will be a Skin Race with prize money. The 10 fastest time in the 50 m free classification will qualify for the race. The last two finishers in each heat are eliminated, and the competition continues until the final between the two remaining swimmers. The prizes are €300 for the first place, €200 for the second and €100 for the third.
The Cool Swim Meeting attracts some of the strongest Italian and international swimmers to Merano every year. Over the years, several Olympic and World Champions have performed in the pool at the Lido di Merano. Among them are Gregorio Paltrinieri, Gabriele Detti, Thomas Ceccon, Ilaria Bianchi and Laura Letrari.
The Cool Swim Meeting takes place in the beautiful setting of the Lido di Merano. The facility, which dates back to 1930, is owned by the municipality of Merano and managed by Meranarena Srl. The Olympic-size pool, built in 2014, was designed to be one of the fastest pools in the world and is a flagship for the whole of South Tyrol.
The Cool Swim Meeting project, strongly desired by two historically rival associations, the A.S. Merano Nuoto and the S.C. Meran Schwimmen, is now in its 7th edition in 2023!
It was in fact 2016 when a swimming competition, destined to grow over the years, was inaugurated in the beautiful setting of the Merano Lido.
The presence of many blue swimming talents gave the event additional lustre, as did the entire city of Merano, which was able to seize this great opportunity.