is first xtreme….fast river current
dark, many whirpools and cold water
early ferry boat boarding time

Swimming leg is on the open river between Děčín and Ústí nad Labem.
Boarding starts at 3.40 a.m. in Děčín right beside the  T1 and car park.
Ferry departs exactly at 4:00 a.m.
If you miss there is no way to start!
Toilets are onboard.
You can put everything from the ferry you’ll not need it during a swim to a bag with your number. We will hand it to your support before you finish the swim leg.
You swim river down stream 8,3km.
Speed of the stream changes according to a current status and water flow, expect between 4-5km/hour some parts can flow even faster. You can expect faster pace.
Athletes start the swim with a jump off the ferry.
Temperature of water will be between 10 – 14°C.
Finish of the swim and exit from water are easy, exit is on the right hand side, under the third bridge.
Place will be marked by a fire and flags.
Wetsuit caps or balaclavas and swim socks are strongly recommended.

SWIM EXIT is located bellow the 3rd bridge and it will be illuminated by fire on the right bank.