Savage of Sevan   |   Open Water Swimming Marathon   |   Lake Sevan, Armenia

Registration is limited to 100 participants.

First come, first serve folks!

Registration for athletes in FINA Open Water Marathon Swimming Top 10 Rankings is free of charge

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The final course will be announced during the briefing, which will be chosen from the below three options depending on wind, water temperature and other weather conditions. There will be a food station @ each 5km point (a small boat). Swimmers can take food and liquids from the volunteer who will be on duty.

Registration, race briefing, award ceremony will be organized in Blue Sevan Hotel.

August 13th, Sunday

08:00am Transition Area Open
09:30am Check-in Age Groups (Registration is Closed on Sunday!)
10:00am Start Age Groups
6:00pm Cut-off Age Groups
7:00pm Award Ceremony

Athlete Guide

Savage Of Sevan Events are the exclusive property of QYABAB LTD (“SoS”). SoS owns all rights associated with the Events including, without limitation, the rights to organize, exploit (commercially or non‐ commercially), broadcast and reproduce the Events. SoS’ rights include, but are not limited to, any type of digital media, whether photographic, audio, or video in nature, captured in connection with any Event or venue (including, without limitation, the Race course) and regardless of ownership of the capturing device. All personal data provided by athletes or spectators for each Event and the data produced from the Event (including, without limitation, the Race results) are the exclusive property of Savage of Sevan.

No Prize Money is available.

All age‐group athletes must participate and compete in the age‐group division corresponding to the athlete’s age as of December 31 of the year of the Event.

Each athlete must:

  • Practice good sportsmanship at all times;
  • Be responsible for his/her own safety and the safety of others;
  • Know, understand, and follow all Competition Rules, as stated herein, in the Event specific Athlete Information Guide, and at the Event specific athlete briefings;
  • Treat referees, officials, volunteers, spectators, the public, and other athletes with respect and courtesy; Obey laws and local ordinances and avoid any type of demonstration of political, religious, or racial propaganda;
  • Failure to obey laws or local ordinances and/or failure to refrain from demonstration will result in disqualification;
  • Avoid the use of abusive language;
  • Inform a Race Official promptly after withdrawing from the Race. Failing to do so may result in temporary suspension or permanent expulsion from other Events;
  • Not dispose of trash or equipment on the course (except at aid stations or other designated trash‐disposal points). Intentional or careless littering will result in a time penalty or disqualification;
  • Not gain or attempt to gain any unfair advantage from any external vehicle or object;
  • Follow the prescribed course. It is the athlete’s responsibility to know the course. Athletes must cover the prescribed course in its entirety. Failure to do so will result in a disqualification. If an athlete must exit the course, he or she shall re‐enter the course at the same point of departure before continuing.

No GPS trackers and chip readers will be provided. #SavageofSevan crew will arrange the timekeeping.


No entry fee will be reimbursed by the Savage of Sevan.
In order to qualify for entry in Savage of Sevan Open Water Marathon you have to be at least 18 years old and able to swim long distances.


There will be nutrition provided from the accompanying boast at athlete’s request.
There will be a medical point at start/finish line.


Swimcaps must be worn visible during all the swims. 

this marathon swim is wetsuit mandatory, no swimmer can swim in swimsuit only
rescue service will be on duty alongside the whole course


The time is from the start until the finish line.

Participants responsibility

The participants are not allowed to use unfair methods to get advantages.
The participants are participating at their own risk and can not hold the organisation responsible for any accident during the race.


It is not allowed to receive assistance from other people.


The participants give Savage of Sevan the right to use pictures and film material taken during the race to be used free of rights in any media for promotional purposes.
All images and rights from the event are reserved.

Travel and Accommodation

Lake Sevan is located 60km (38 miles) from Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia.

Yerevan’s airport is a quite busy hub hosting many airlines and arranging your flight from your destination to Yerevan should not be a problem.

Organizers will arrange your transfer from Yerevan to Sevan on a race day if you choose to stay in Yerevan hotels, but there are many decent hotels around lake Sevan and we recommend you to book your hotel near the event location.

For those who consider 2000m above see level altitude a challenge we strongly recommend spending at least 1-2 pre race days near Sevan for proper acclimatization.

Hotels near the race location:

Best Western Hotel Sevan:

Blue Sevan Hotel:

Golden Palace Hotel:

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to
contact us using this form. We will be happy to answer.