Estartit - Medes Islands - Marató TV3

Swimming around the Medes Islands is spectacular. Every year Neda el Món organises a challenging crossing in a spectacular surrounding, the protected area of the Medes Islands. Since 2011 the crossing starts at the small Estartit beach, we swim between the big and the small Meda Island and finish again at the small Estartit beach.

Altogether 5,200m, there is also a shorter version of 3,400m and another for new swim addicts, the swim baptism, a 1,700m-swim, ideal to be released and to be accompanied by an expert swim addict.


Medes 3,4km

Medes 5,2km

Punta de les Salines - Estartit 1,7km

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Swim baptism - 1,7k

We have prepared a shorter cruise, before 3,4k and 5,2k and very affordable for those swimmers who are not used to swim in the sea usually. The distance of the cruise is only 1700 meters, between Punta de les Salines and Estartit, and we will transfer you by a boat with underwater view. If you plan to swim 3,4k or 5,2k, this is the ideal activity to swim with your couple or your friend. 

Safety buoy

In order to improve the swimmer’s security, the use of an ISHOF Neda el Món safety buoy is recommended.  This buoy makes swimmers more “visible”, and, in case a swimmer gets injured or very tired, he or she can cling to it, without affecting at all the swim effectiveness. For more information click here.


  • Accomodation. Contact our Official Hotel, Hotel Santa Anna L'Estartit, and book a discounted room. The hotel will provide early breakfast for swimmers participating in the race.*
  • Wetsuit rental.
  • Insurances. All swimmers and all volunteers will have a liability insurance and an insurance against accidents.
  • Briefing. There will be an informative briefing in English for the swimmers the day before the swim at 8pm. Neda el Món will also provide information about the Montgrí Natural Park, the Medes Islands and the Baix Ter river.
  • Cloakroom service. There will be a cloakroom service for all participants at the arrival area.
  • Food and drinks. Neda el Món will supply food and drinks at specific points during the crossing. At the arrival, all participants will be offered food and drinks too.
  • Physiotherapy. On arrival a physiotherapy service will be offered by a team of professionals from “El Quinto Meta”.
  • Wetsuit cleaning. While you recover from the effort you can clean your wetsuit at the Estartit Yacht Club.
  • Showers: The swimmers can get a shower at the Estartit Yacht Club.
  • Security/medical service. In first place the kayaks will provide security. In case anybody needs to be evacuated, pneumatic boats are available. In addition there will be a medically equipped boat and an ambulance at the arrival.

*Only valid if you book for 2 nights

Swimcap Zero

Very special element you can find in this event, "Swimcap Zero". For those who want to collaborate with the charity of TV3 Marathon, you can buy for only € 20 the swimcap of the TV3 Marathon here. 100% of income "Swimcap Zero" will be credited automatically to the account of the TV3 Marathon.

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