Univer 24 – Swimming Celebration 2019

September 28 – 29, 2019

Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Babes-Bolyai University’s ”Universitas” swimming complex located in ”Iuliu Hațieganu” sports park

As promised, we’ll keep swimming!

A 24 h event providing the opportunity to celebrate swimming and the joy it brings us. You will want to join us if:


Hosszú Katinka (Photo: Molnár Endre)
  • You just appreciate swimming and want to be part of a unique socializing event at the pool
  • You want to meet the world famous swimmer Hosszú Katinka, three times Olympic champion. She will be sharing her thoughts with us, swim and sign autographs
  • You want to stand besides us during the 24 h and choose those activities that suit you best; it is all up to you and your energy
  • You want to support the 24 h super swimmers
  • You can convince your colleagues, family and friends to team-up in order to swim with affiliation to your school / swimming club … the fun and number of members matters!
  • You want to capitalize your swimming skills and enjoy the team in the diverse formats being put forward, by swimming 100 m, 400 m and / or ½ h
  • You are tempted to bring together a team and have it undergo the aquatic test … fun time at the pool. You can affiliate the team to your company / institution
  • You feel like you have something to say in this story of 24 h swimming … you are welcome as swimmer, supporter, volunteer, partner, consultant …

Known as Iron Lady, Katinka says that every time she jumps into the water, she feels like she’s coming home. We are also waiting for you at home – at the pool!

We’ll soon come back with more details and the registration form. Meanwhile, you can choose „going” at the event on Facebook.

ActivityShort descriptionStartClosing festivity
”24 h Super Swimmers”Test your limits while celebrating swimming!
experienced swimmers / 24 h of individual swimming
Sept 28, 11:00 amSept 29, 11:00 am
”Kids, family and friends”Swim together with your loved ones!
all swimmers, regardless of their skills / team of minimum 2 members / by 50 m / total: one hour
Sept 28, 11:00 amSept 28, 2:15 pm
”The joy of racing in the water”Develop your competitive spirit as part of a team!
average and experienced swimmers / team of minimum 6 members / by 100 m /
total: one hour
Sept 28, 2:00 pmSept 28, 3:30 pm
”Swim by 400 m for 6 h as part of a team”Sprint and socialize at the pool!
all swimmers, regardless of their skills
/ team of minimum 6 members / by 400 m / total: 6 hours
Sept 28, 3:15 pmSept 28, 9:45 pm
”Swim by 1/2 h for 12 h as part of a team” Enjoy night swimming together with your team!
all swimmers, regardless of their skills
/ team of minimum 6, maximum 24 members / by 30 minutes / total: 12 hours
Sept 28, 9:30 pmSept 29, 10:00 am
”Aquatic mini-team building”Swim together with your colleagues!
all swimmers, regardless of their skills
/ team of minimum 2 members / by 50 m / total: 45 minutes
Sept 29, 9:30 amSept 29, 11:15 am

The opening ceremony will take place on September 28, at 10:00 am, and the ending ceremony on September 29 at 11:20 am.

Detailed description of the activities

24 h Super Swimmers”Test your limits while celebrating swimming!
It is an individual endurance activity, without competitive focus. Applications are expected from swimmers experienced in endurance swimming. Two swimmers will be selected and provided with all those necessary in order to safely perform the activity. For 24 hours, the swimmers will go as many lengths as they can, being monitored by referees. Swimmers can rest for 15 minutes after every 3 hours spent in the water. The swimmers will share a lane, each one having half of a lane at disposal. The swimming style is not imposed. The closing ceremony will take place at the end of the event by mentioning of the distance being swam during the 24 hours.

Kids, family and friends”Swim together with your loved ones!
Teams representing the school / swimming club will be registered for the activity. Applications are encouraged from all those who enjoy swimming, regardless of their age and skills. A team will include a minimum number of 2 persons. The team will include pupils or swimming club members following, at the date of the registration, the school’s programs / swimming club’s classes. They can swim together with professors, family members and friends who will be registered with affiliation to the same school / swimming club. Teams will swim for one hour, each team member swimming at least 50 m. The swimming style is not imposed. The closing ceremony will take place at the end of the activity by using the final ranking established based on the number of participating team members.

The joy of racing in the water”Develop your competitive spirit as part of a team!
Applications are encouraged from average and experienced swimmers. Teams having a number of minimum 6 members and optionally maximum 4 spares will be registered for the activity. Team members will swim for one hour, by rotation in a predetermined (by the team captain) order, each member swimming 100 m every time. A spare can replace a team member per swimming cycle. The swimming style is not imposed. The closing ceremony will take place at the end of the activity by using the final ranking established based on the distance swam by team members.

Swim by 400 m for 6 h as part of a team”Sprint and socialize at the pool!
Applications are encouraged from all those who enjoy swimming, regardless of their age and skills. Teams having a number of minimum 6 members and optionally maximum 4 spares will be registered for the activity. Team members will swim for 6 hours, by rotation in a predetermined (by the team captain) order, each member swimming 400 m every time. A spare can replace a team member per swimming cycle. The swimming style is not imposed. The closing ceremony will take place at the end of the activity by using the final ranking established based on the distance swam by team members.

Swim by 1/2 h for 12 h as part of a team”Enjoy night swimming together with your team!
Applications are encouraged from all those who enjoy swimming, regardless of their age and skills. Teams having a number of minimum 6, maximum 24 members will be registered for the activity. Team members will swim for 12 hours, each member swimming at least once, for 30 minutes. The swimming style is not imposed. The closing ceremony will take place at the end of the activity by using the final ranking established based on the distance swam by team members.

Aquatic mini-teambuilding”Swim together with your colleagues!
Teams representing the company / institution will be registered for the activity. Applications are encouraged from all those who enjoy swimming, regardless of their age and skills. A team will include a minimum number of 2 persons. The team will include company / institution employees. They can swim together with family members and friends who will be registered with affiliation to the same company / institution. Teams will swim for approximately 45 minutes, each team member swimming at least 50 m. The swimming style is not imposed. The closing ceremony will take place at the end of the activity by using the final ranking established based on the number of participating team members.

This is how it went last year:

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