Sea of Marmara
WOWSA Awards, a recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association in the category of World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year]] World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association for its WOWSA Awards, a recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe]] Samsung Intercontinental Bosphorus Swimming Competition)]] Samsung Intercontinental Bosphorus Swimming Competition)]] The Sea of Marmara (Turkish: Marmara Denizi, Greek: Θάλασσα του Μαρμαρά), also known as the Sea of Marmora or the Marmara Sea, and in the context of classical antiquity as the Propontis (Greek: Προποντίς), is the inland sea, entirely within the borders of Turkey, that connects the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea, thus separating Turkey's Asian and European parts. The Bosphorus strait connects it to the Black Sea and the Dardanelles strait to the Aegean. The former also separates Istanbul into its Asian and European sides.
Open Water Swimming
- Mercedes Gleitze swam here in 1930.
- The 6.5 km Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim (Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race or the Samsung Boğazıçi Kitalararasi Yarislari or Samsung Boğaziçi Kıtalararası Yüzme Yarışı, in Turkish) is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims and the Top 50 Open Water Swims In Asia and goes from Kanlica on the Asian side of the Bosphorus to Kuruçesme on the European side of the Bosphorus.
Samsung Boğazıçi Kitalararasi Yarislari