Swimming is an individual or team sport and activity. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with events in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Macedonia possesses hydrographic objects such as sources, springs, rivers, lakes, spas. As a result of that there are possibilities for huge number of activities, sports, and leisure activities.
In 1992, on the initiative of the sports magazine "Skok", the Ohrid Swimming Marathon was reestablished.Each year, in the second half of August, the swimming elite throughout the world gathers in Ohrid and, starting from the monastery St. Naum, they swim along the Lakeshore to the town harbour, approximately a 30-km route. Since 1998 the Ohrid Swimming Marathon has entered in the World Swimming Club of the 12 worldwide held marathons under the patronage of FINA-The World Swimming Association.
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