Sant Silvestre in Barcelona with Neda El Món


sant silvestre barcelona natacio

The Saint Silvester of the open water returns in Barcelona. Neda El Món ends the season in Barcelona celebrating the fourth edition of the Saint Silvester in Mar Bella beach on December 16th, 2018. 

The crossing has two tracks, one of 1,500m and another one of 2,500m. Participants will be able to compete in either of the two swim or in the two of them. The first start will be that of 1,500m at 9:30 a.m., while the second start, that of the 2,500m, will be at 10:30 a.m.

All swims will be in Mar Bella beach.  We encourage everyone to participate in this open water swimming day that will surely be very Christmasy! 

You can register here!

Boris Pallarès: You'll never swim alone!


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The swim of the Medes Islands is always very special for Neda el Món. It is a beautiful event, in a privileged location where the goal is to help raise funds and amplify the work of La Marató de TV3.

This year we will live the event very intensely because the subject touches directly to the heart of Neda el Món. That is why this year we want to dedicate the swim to our coach, Boris Pallarès, who for several weeks is fighting against the disease.

We have no doubt that we will see him in Fukuoka in 2021!
#alavidadalepies #teamboris


9a Neda el Món Illes Medes by Zoggs


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Neda el Món and Zoggs will bring to you the ninth edition of the charity swim for the Marató of TV3 that will take place in L'Estartit on October 21st.

The brand born in Australia shows an unequaled passion when it comes to everything related to the sea and open waters. And so it is shown by supporting another year for the solidarity journey of Neda el Món.

This year, the swim will take place on Sunday, 21st of October and will consist of the following races:

  • 5.200m: Platgeta - Swim around Medes - Platgeta (register here)
  • 3.400m: Platgeta - Meda Gran - Platgeta (register here)
  • 1.700m: Punta de les Salines - Platgeta (register here)
  • Kids: Platgeta (register here)
  • 4x800 Relays (register here)


We are going to explore Sardinia!


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This weekend a group of swimmers will leave to Sardinia to explore the coastal area between Isola Maddalena, Costa Smerlda and Isola de Tavolara. It will be four days on board a sailboat where we will swim in crystalline waters and coves in a paradisiac environment.

The routes that we would like to do during these four days are the following:

  • 7.0K Isola Budelli
  • 5.5K Bassa Trinita – Cala Francese
  • 2.5K Cala Caprarese – Spiaggia Garibaldi
  • 2.6K Punta Coticcio – Cala Brigantina
  • 5.0K Isola Mortorio
  • 4.8K Isola Soffi
  • 8.5K Isola di Molara (distància curta 2.6K)
  • 4.1K La Pippara – Capo Coda Cavallo

If you would like to receive more info on this expedition contact us.



Success in Sa Dragonera


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On June 16th, a group of swimmers and swimmers flocked to the island of Sa Dragonera. For two years now Neda el Mundo opts for a smaller format of passage that aims to claim the enjoyment of the sea, rather than the competitive aspect of open water crossings.

This year, the participants of the swim were able to swim in a practically flat sea and with unbeatable wind conditions. The jellyfish took their heads mainly to the final part of the journey and made the guitza some swimmers and swimmers, who brave, completed the 9,500 meters of course.

Thank you very much to MallorKayak to come and support our swimmers, and THANKS, swimmers for your confidence!


Swim Run Llançà - Albera - El Port de la Selva


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On October 7th, it will take place the 1st Neda el Món Swim Run Llançà – El Port de la Selva that runs along the Costa Brava North and has two distances: 10K and 28K, being the starting point the beach of Llançà, and arriving at the fishing village of El Port de la Selva.

The distance of 28K passes, in one of its sections, by the Paratge de l'Albera, a protected natural area of scenic interest.

Ajuntament de Llançà, Ajuntament del Port de la Selva, Ajuntament de Colera, Club Nàutic El Port de la Selva, Sala Salut.





Click on the image to see the track. 



Click on the image to see the track. 

Sa Dragonera (Mallorca): June 16th



On June 16th we will swim in Sa Dragonera!

Sa Dragonera is located in the westside of Mallorca, opposite the western coast of the municipality of Andratx, and very close to the town of Sant Elm. It is a discreet little islet, which has the beauty of home-made things.

The Sa Dragonera Natural Park is formed by the islets of Es Pantaleu, Sa Mitjana, and the Calafats reefs. It is one of the Balearic islets with the greatest conservation interest due to its bio-ecological and landscape aspects. Without a doubt it is a spectacular swim! 

The area where we will swim, Sa Dragonera, is a long islet (4 kilometers) and quite narrow (one kilometer maximum), with a surface area of ??288 ha and 352 meters high at its peak. It is a prolongation of the Serra de Tramuntana, and it reproduces on a small scale the basic structural features of it, inclined towards the southeast and cliffs to the northwest.

On June 16 we will swim around the Sa Dragonera Park on a 9.5K crossing.

If you want to register, do not hesitate and click here.



Results 8a Neda el Món Swim Barcelona



Here you have the results of the Swim Barcelona by Neda el Món. 

See you in our next swim: Swim Sa Dragonera

Swim Barcelona: Waves and Plan B


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The eighth edition of Swim Barcelona by Neda el Món was held yesterday in a day marked by complicated maritime conditions, which forced the Neda el Món team to do a shorter swim in a controlled area on Mar Bella Beach.

The swim could finally be carried out in Mar Bella in a 1.500m circuit. Swimmers of the 5.700m swim made three laps around it, while participants of the 3,600m did two.

In addition, the Sports Council of Barcelona and Neda el Món organized short 50m,100m and 200m swims for young swimmers. A total of 180 children could swim yesterday in Mar Bella. The Kids race were also affected by sea conditions. In their case they were carried out on the right side of the breakwater of Mar Bella, where the sea was much calmer.

We take this opportunity to thank all the participants for their assitance, Neda el Món's Sea Operations team and the coastguards. Also, we would like to mention our partners: Zone3Nutritape, VITAM, SafeCare, Tuath Studio, El Quinto Meta, el Centre Municipal de Vela i l'Ajuntament de Barcelona, as well as all the volunteers who made the event possible.

Thank you so much! 

Safe Sea, special sunscreen for jellyfish stings


Safe Sea

Safety is a basic tenet in Neda el Món, that is why we have decided to add the Safe Sea cream to our online store. Safe Sea contains unique and patented ingredients that protect against jellyfish stings in several ways:

  • Its slippery texture makes it difficult for the stinging tentacles to get a grip.
  • Chemical (stoppers) in the lotion block up the sites where the stinging process is activated. 
  • Other inhibitors (stoppers) block the chemical pathway. 
  • Chemical stoppers reduce pressure in the stinging cells, preventing the jellyfish from firing its stings.

Safe Sea prevents the stimulation of jellyfish tentacles after contact with the human skin. 

Other features:

  • UVB / UVA Protection. Safe Sea contains physical, chemical and biological filters which reduce the effects of solar radiation on the skin.
  • Very water resistant. Clinical trials have proven that Safe Sea is very water resistant, enduring up to 80 minutes of aquatic activities. In case of minimum contact with water, Safe Sea's protection is prolonged.
  • Preservative-free. Safe Sea’s formula is sterile, so there’s no need for toxic preservatives such as parabens.
  • Water-in-Oil emulsion. Safe Sea’s Water-in-Oil emulsion gives the skin an excellent feel and keeps it hydrated.
  • Contains vitamins B and E. Vitamins B and E, which are present in Safe Sea, are important antioxidants for the human body.
  • With Bioplasma, GAG and Glycoproteins. Safe Sea’s formula contains Bioplasma-FA, the plankton extract with patented sting inhibitors. Together with GAG and glycoproteins, they improve the skin’s hydration and have anti-aging and anti-stress properties.

Available in two different formats in our online store.

Final days to register for the Swim Barcelona race!


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We are about to close registrations for the 8th Neda el Món Swim Barcelona that will take place on May 27th in Barcelona. If you do not have registered yet, it is time to do it soon, because we are a few days away of closing registrations. On Monday, 21st the registration process will close.

With two distances, 5.7 km and 3.6 km, the 8th Neda el Món Swim Barcelona is a fantastic swim that will allow you to enjoy spectacular views of the skyline of Barcelona from the sea.

Register here!

¿Te unes a la moda Swim Run?


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Recordad que ya podéis apuntaros a la 1ª Neda el Món Swim Run Llançà - El Port de la Selva que discurre por la Costa Brava Norte y tiene dos distancias: 10K y 28K, con salidas desde de la playa de Llançà, y con las llegadas a la localidad marinera de El Port de la Selva.

Si deseas ver contenido sobre la carrera puedes pulsar aquí:

Ajuntament de Llançà, Ajuntament del Puert de la Selva, Ajuntament de Colera, Club Nàutic El Port de la Selva, SALAsalut. 


Nutritape®, new partner of Swim Barcelona


nutritape swim barcelona

Nutritape® is the first sports transdermal patch that feeds your muscles while training or competing in order to achieve better performance. So far, its application has been a great success in sports such as the trail, triathlons and mountain marathons, and now Neda el Món wants to introduce Nutritape® into the open water swimming world.

Nutritape® is a transdermal patch that contains branched amino acids (BCAA) and vitamins B1 and B5 that are absorbed through the skin and prevents stomach upset, insulin peaks and cramps during demanding and prolonged sports practice. Its effects start after 5 minutes of placing it on your skin and last for up to 20 hours, so you do not have to take Nutritape® off at the end of the race or training, since in addition, it helps you your muscles to recover.

The winners of the Swim Barcelona race will receive a Nutritape® blister as a their gift so they can try it to train or compete in open waters. Without a doubt, this is a good incentive to swim faster and get this great gift!

For more information, visit


May, 1st: Swim Run Registration Opens!


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On the 1st of May, the registrations of the 1st Neda el Món Swim Run Llançà - El Port de la Selva that runs through the North Costa Brava will be opened. The race has two distances: 10K and 28K, with starts from the beach of Llançà, and arrivals at the fishing village of El Port de la Selva.

If you want to see more content about the race, click here:

Ajuntament de Llançà, Ajuntament del Port de la Selva, Ajuntament de Colera, Club Nàutic El Port de la Selva, Sala Salut. 

Final days! Get your registration for Sa Dragonera now!


dragonera swim mallorca

The countdown begins for the eighth edition of Sa Dragonera Swim in Mallorca. Swimmers who complete the track will swim a total of 9.5K.

This crossing is organized in small groups of up to 6 swimmers and you can choose to swim in one of the following groups: 2'8km/h, 3km/h or 3'2km/h. Each group has a support boat that will guide you at all times and provide the supplies.

April 30th is the last day to acquire your registration at a reduced price. What are you waiting for?

Sign up here.

Countdown... Swim Barcelona


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The countdown for the 8th Neda el Món SwimBarcelona that will take place on May 27th in Barcelona has started! 
With two distances, 5.7 km and 3.6 km, the 8th Neda el Món SwimBarcelona is a fantastic swim that will allow you to enjoy the spectacular views of the skyline of Barcelona from the sea.
The registrations are already open and May 1st is the deadline to get your registration at a reduced price, so save the date and we will see you in Barcelona!

1a Neda el Món Swim Run Llançà-El Port de la Selva


swimrun port de la selva

A few days ago we announced the celebration of a swim run in the area of El Port de la Selva. For reasons external to than this organization, the first edition of this race changes its date and will be held on October 7th, 2018.

The 1st Neda el Món Swim Run Llançà-El Port de la Selva runs through the North Costa Brava. The race has two distances: 10K and 25K, being the startint point the beach of Llançà, and fishing at the beautiful village of El Port de la Selva.

The 10K race follows the tracks bordering the coast and links Llançà with El Port de la Selva, while the 25K race will have a circuit that will pass through the Natural Park of National Interest of the Albera that will later join the track of the 10K race.

The available distances are:

  • Individual 10K men and women
  • Individual 25K men and women
  • Teams 10K men, women and mixed
  • Teams 25k men, women and mixed

Registrations will be opened on May 1st, 2018

1a Neda el Món Swim Run El Port de la Selva


parreño swim run

The SwimRun is a race of teams where multiple stretches of the race combine and open waters and trail without transitions. Since 2005 the SwimRun has become a mass sport in the Nordic Countries and Neda el Món organized a race of these characteristics for the first time in 2016 in the Costa de Barcelona.

The 1st Neda el Món Swim Run El Port de la Selva runs through the North of Costa Brava. The race has two distances: 10K and 25K (the 25K will be made available soon), with departures from the beach of Llançà, and with arrivals to the fishing village of El Port de la Selva. The available distances are:

  • Individual 10K masculino y femenino
  • Individual 10K masculino y femenino
  • Equipos 25K masculino, femenino y mixto
  • Equipos 25K masculino, femenino y mixto

Register here! 

!Últimos días de inscripciones a precio reducido para la Swim Barcelona!



Que no se te pase, el 30 de marzo es el último día para aprovechar la inscripción a precio reducido a la 8ª Neda el Món SwimBarcelona  que celebraremos el próximo 27 de mayo!

Con dos distancias, 5,7 km y 3,6 km, es una travesía realmente espectacular que te permitirá disfrutar del skyline de Barcelona desde el mar.

¡Inscríbete ya, ¡tienes todos los detalles en este enlace!


Swimming at the optimal speed



For distance swimmers one physiological factor is key: your lactate threshold. If you improve your lactate threshold pace, you will swim the same distance with less time. When training, your ability to sprint or work anaerobically above threshold is quite irrelevant when it comes to swimming long distances.

In order to improve your lactate threshold you should swim sets at your current threshold pace or just below it. Do not make the mistake of training above lactate threshold in short sharp swim sets - that isn't nearly as effective.

Source: Swim Smooth

Get a 20% discount!


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It's so cold outside that we are craving for the summer more than ever. To help you ease the cold weather we have decided to provide you with a promo code (NEDANIEVE18) for the 8th Neda el Món Swim Barcelona which is taking place on May, 27th. 

You have time until tomorrow to take advantage of this promo! 

Zoggs, Official Sponsor of the 9th Neda el Món Illes Medes per la Marató de TV3


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Neda el Món is proud to announce one more time “Zoggs” as the Official Sponsor and Experience Maker of the ninth edition of the Medes Island swim whose profits go for Marató de TV3 Foundation.

Established in Australia, the home of swimming, Zoggs has an unrivalled passion when it comes to all things swimming! They began by creating an innovative range of market leading swimming goggles and while their goggles for all ages still remain at the heart of the brand, they now offer everything from Zoggs swimwear to swimming equipment.

A full service swim brand, just like Neda el Món, Zoggs wants to get people all over the world involved with everything that swimming has to offer. Zoggsswimming costumes provide confidence in the water while their selection of swimming equipment will help new swimmers to learn and develop their skills even further.

Zoggs goggles allow you to experience the underwater world like never before. Providing a comfortable fit and a strong durability, Zoggs goggles will help children swimmers build confidence in the water and also ensure that stronger swimmers get the best performance out of each and every swim.

Whether you swim for fitness or recreation, Zoggs products offer an unbeatable quality and durability that Zoggs’ customers have grown to rely in time and time again.

Share the Zoggs passion for swimming by browsing the complete range top performance swimming costumes and swimming trunks here.

Neck protection for wetsuits



Experts in the chemical sector and dermatological lovers of this sport, have come together to create this fantastic product.

Manufactured with elastic material and vaseline to create a protective layer between the skin and suit. It separates the movement of the neck from the wetsuit, totally reducing the risk of skin injuries. Designed with a flap-shaped extension to extend protection to the wetsuit zip fastening area.

Suitable for use with vaseline
With a density lower than that of water (it floats), it does not affect the swimmer’s buoyancy
Elastic and easy to put on. (Triathlon: In a race, it can be removed as fast as a swimming cap or goggles)
Washable and reusable
It is sold with a plastic container for storage and transport

Check all details on our online store!

Do you need new goggles? Zoggs has the perfect ones for you!



Visit our online store and check out the new goggles that Zoggs has created for this season!

New models, colors, materials and features for an excellent performance both at sea and in the pool. UV protection, anti-fog treatment, 180 ° view ... Top technology made glasses so you can focus on enjoying the swim or do your best while training.

Some models have been created in a limited edition, so if you like them, do not think twice!

Swimmer's shoulder injury



Many times we hear that someone suffers the swimmer's shoulder but we do not know exactly what it is or how it is produced, much less how it can be avoided.

This injury, also known as the subacromial syndrome, is the narrowing of the space between the head of the humerus and the acromion (a bony relief that belongs to the scapula) and, as a consequence, compresses the structures that pass through it such as the rotators’ cuff, the tendon of the biceps and the subacromial deltoid bursa.

In swimming there is a high risk of suffering from it, since the subacromial space narrows when the arm is raised above the head in a repetitive manner, as in the stroke of the crawl or freestyle. Other causes can also be scapular hypermobility, poor technique or poor training in which muscle recovery or muscle balance is not taken into account, especially if paddles or other materials are used to increase water resistance.

The pain is characterized by pain from the outside and from the front of the shoulder, in movements of abduction and external rotation of the shoulder, as it rests on the affected side and, even, nocturnal pain may come to wake up.

In the case of noticing such symptoms is important to go to the doctor and the physiotherapist to start treatment. It also helps to apply a cold patch, from 5 to 10 minutes, due to its anesthetic and anti-inflammatory effect.

After recovery, resuming training sessions must be progressive. In order to prevent the injury it should be taken into account the muscle balance, the dosage of training loads and perform well the stretching technique.


El Quito Meta, Official Partner of Neda el Món

Sale! Purchase the SwimAddict Pack!


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The Neda el Món Pack is a promotion to participate in 3 of the swims organized by Neda el Món.

  • 8a Neda el Món SwimBarcelona (Barcelona)
  • 9a Neda el Món Zoggs Illes Medes Marató TV3 (Girona)
  • 5a Neda el Món SwimBarcelona Sant Silvestre (Barcelona)

The Neda el Món pack costs 90€. 

Once you have the Neda el Món pack, you need to send an email to telling us about it and we will register you!


Click here and let the swim begin!

Tips for SwimAddicts


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In Tips for SwimAddicts we will tell you what most of the times is not explained duraing training sessions, but belong to the unwritten rules of the swimming world. 

#1 Be Brave When Training

If you want to put yourself out there during the training sessions, be brave, and reach your max for the most part of the session: do not wait until the end! Help the colleagues who swim in front of you who will surely appreciate if you interlock from time to time. It is not necessary to move past them in the last round of series, after they have done ALL the work. Tell them before you start the series and agree on how you will do them. Touching the feet of the swimmers in front of you is  great for you, but if you want to achieve results leave 5" (at least) with respect to the swimmer in front ... If you train with a group and you feel identified with what we explain, we propose a challenge for you: Offer yourself to be the first in doing one round of series. Be brave!!


Tell us what you need and we can assess you.

February 1st: Registrations open!


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On February 1st Neda el Món will open registrations so you can sign up to join us in the the 2018 swims.

Confirmed date are: 

The date for the benefic swim of the Medes Islands will finally be on October 21st. 

Join the Neda el Món Club on January and improve your open water skills


Club Neda el Món

Do you want ant to improve your swimming technique and enjoy more of each swim? Join the Neda El Món Club!

With group sessions at the Bernat Picornell Swimming Pools and sea workouts in the Barceloneta beach, 20% discounts on the Crossings and Clinics of our calendar, group outings to swim on the sea and many other advantages.

Either you choose the weekly or the monthly option, the training sessions are 2 hours long and they are composed by a dryland workout (Thera-Band®), a swimming technique workout and a swimming endurance workout. There is also an online option.

Read all the details and schedule at this link or send us and e-mail to for any question you may have.

Make a major step forward in your open water performance!


Do you need new goggles? Zoggs has the perfect ones for you!



Visit our online store and check out the new goggles that Zoggs has created for this season!

New models, colors, materials and features for an excellent performance both at sea and in the pool. UV protection, anti-fog treatment, 180 ° view ... Top technology made glasses so you can focus on enjoying the swim or do your best while training.

Some models have been created in a limited edition, so if you like them, do not think twice!

The Ishof security buoy for open water swimmers is again available on our website



The Ishof security buoy for open water swimmers is again available i on our website! Again available in our web the safety buoy Neda the Món for swimmers of opened waters!

We have four models, Medium, Big, Big cell phone pouch and H2O to take along your stuff during the crossing I can access them, and three colors to choose, Orange, Pink or Yellow.

The rest, place your order and swim safe!

1a Neda el Món Swim Run Mar d'Amunt


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SALAsalut and Neda el Món are already working so that all open water swimmers and runners enjoy a swim-run in the heart of the Costa Brava Nord, in the Mar d'Amunt, which will be held in early June and El Port de la Selva will be the neuralgic point.

This project is born with the desire to bring a booming sport in the Nordic countries, the swim run - a discipline that consists in swimming and runnung without transitions, in Catalonia. Neda el Món has decided to look towards Catalonia North to bring its swim run project to the Empordà population of El Port de la Selva, where together with SALAsalut it is already working to make the weekend of June 3rd a great sporty weekend.

Very soon, you will have all the information on the distances and routes on our website!

Join the challenge: 6th Neda el Món Formigues Medes!


Formigues Medes

Are you still looking for a great challenge this 2018? Here you have one: swimming from Medes Islands to Formigues Islands. A total of 22K swimming around one of the most beatiful coastal areas of Spain, Costa Brava (a top rated destination by National Geographic in 2012).

Benefit from our training plans

With your registration you will enjoy the training plan that Neda el Món has created for the swimmers that are getting ready to cross the Straits of Gibraltar. Both online and on-site workouts, with a training test in the Bernat Picornell Swimming Pools (Barcelona) on March 18th and 4 open water training sessions during 2018.



Calendar 2018


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You will soon have the official 2018 calendar released. 

Up to this day we have confirmed the following swims:

  • 8a Neda el Món Swim Barcelona (27/05)
  • 6 Neda el Món Sa Dragonera 9K (16-17/06) - Mallorca
  • Swim Holidays Sardinia (16-23/06) 
  • Creuament de l'Estret de Gibraltar (31/08-18/09) - Gibraltar Strait
  • 6a Neda el Món Illes Medes-Illes Formigues (22-23/09)
  • 5a Neda el Món Swim Barcelona Sant Silvestre (16/12)


Swim Holidays in Sardinia with Neda el Món!



Do you feel like doing a short  trip this June? Neda el Món suggests 3 days on board a boat to enjoy the spectacular turquoise waters of the italian island of Sardinia. The perfect combination of vacation and open water, an unforgettable experience!

The pack includes 3-day trip from Barcelona, transfers to Palau (Sardinia), accommodation for 3 nights and all meals except dinners. And of course lots swim addiction!

You will swim around three spectacular islands:

  • Isola Soffi: 3,2 Km
  • Isola Lavezzi: 4,8 Km
  • Isola Cavello: 5,7 Km

And all aboard a spectacular yacht in Sardinia, that besides monitoring the crossings, will be your accommodation during the 3 nights. Read all the details on this link and join us for this unique experience with Neda el Món!

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