The entry period for the world's largest open water swim, the annual Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival in central Taiwan is limited to July 11th to August 11th for this year's September 20th race.
Entries for the 3.3K Swimming Carnival are cut off at the first 22,000 individuals.
Entries in Chinese, Japanese and English can be submitted at the Puli Four-Season Swimming Association. Click here for more information.
Sun Moon Lake is a beautiful lake with emerald green waters. The eastern part of the lake is round like the sun and the western side is shaped like a crescent moon, hence the name Sun Moon Lake.
The lake is situated at 760 meters (2,493 feet) in altitude and is often bathed in sunlight or shrouded in mist in the early mornings or bathed in sunlight when the sun rises over the mountains.
The event is organized by the Puli Swimming Association. Its chairman, Chen Guei-san, said "The fact that so many swimmers come and take part in the challenge will only encourage more international participants to come."