NAC Big Swim in Toya 29 July (Sun) July 5 2012, 2:38pm via nisekotourism.com

This year marks the 12th ‘NAC Big Swim in Toya’, one of the few outdoor swimming competitions held in Hokkaido. Lake Toya is a popular destination for swimmers, due to its clear water, gentle waves, and a water temperature that is relatively high for Hokkaido (19 degrees during the tournament in 2011). The aim of the ‘Big Swim’ is to create a relaxed competition in which anyone can take part, and be able to enjoy a magnificent open swim quite unlike anything that can be experienced in an indoor pool. A ‘Kids Aquathon’ for elementary school children will be held at the same time as the 1500m and 800m events. Families are welcome to arrive the previous day and camp during the competition. Date: 29th July 2012 (Sun) Venue: Lake Jijii Akebono Park (Near the northern part of the lake) Time: 8:30am Cost: 800m, 1500m each 5,500yen Participation in two events 8,500円 ※Open participation in either (includes lunch, memorabilia, and insurance) For further details, please see the website. Entries close 22nd July (Sun). <Enquiries> NAC Niseko Adventure Centre 179-53 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0081  Tel: 0136-23-2093 Fax: 0136-23-2094