Gulf Marathon – Italy 

Capri-Napoli is one of the most fascinating and difficult competitions in the world. Since 1992, helds a long distance world title, now the crossing swimming race Capri-Napoli is a “FINA World Grand Prix” leg over a distance of 36 km as the crow file distance.

36K Marathon Swim

Capri-Napoli is the oldest marathon among the competitions of the FINA world open water swimming circuits and one of the most fascinating and difficult swimming marathon. Until 1992 it awarded the long distance world title.
Now it is leg of the annual World UltraMarathon Swim Series. The Gulf of Naples is the fascinating “race field” of this historic event which usually starts from Marina Grande in Capri and finishing at Naples seafront, over the distance of 36 km.

This is an event organized by the Italian Marathon Swim Association. Water World Swim, as one of the sponsors is invited to participate by getting a limited number of spots available for only approved by WWS swimmers. So get yours soon and we’ll meet there soon!



Josie Page

WWS Swimmer Josie Page from Australia quialifies for the outright race on September 9.

Josie dominated the race from the first strokes after leaving Le Ondine Beach Club in Marina Grande on June 23, 2023. And she kept up a pace that was impossible to sustain not only for her male rivals but also for the members of the relay teams who have the ability to make regular changes.
The Australian swimmer arrived at the Circolo Canottieri Napoli after 7 hours 13′ and 34″, time that allows her to snatch the pass to the absolute race in September:

“I am very happy! A Fantastic journey with great sea conditions and calm waves accompanied me throughout the second half that allowed me to qualify for the final swim.”

Featured WWS Swimmers

Josie Page


June 23, 2023
FINAL TIME: 7hr 13min 34sec.


Lori King

New York

July 12, 2019 · 2nd place
TIME: 8hr 9min 10sec.


Robert McGlashan

Toronto, Ontario

June 28, 2019 · 3rd place
TIME: 9hr 53min 16sec.

Rules of Marathon Swim

Marathon swimmers embrace the challenge of crossing wild, open bodies of water with minimal assistance beyond their own physical strength and mental fortitude. There are ways to make the sport easier, but marathon swimmers consciously eschew them.
These Rules may be used by any swimmer who wishes to attempt a swim for which there is no local governing body. They also may be used by local governing bodies wishing to adopt a global standard, or as a foundation upon which to establish local exceptions.

For more information and news about this event, please visit the official website

WWS Capri Napoli Relay Team 2022
Massimiliano Ferrario
🇮🇹 Italy
Pim Tuyls
🇧🇪 Belgium


Patricia Jacobus
🇺🇸 United States
Kevin Hayes
🇺🇸 United States
Angelika Joast
🇦🇹 Austria
Dominic Gallello
🇺🇸 United States
WWS Coach Team and Capri Napoli Commitee

Alessandro Gottardis

WWS Italy Coach
Our Italy Water World Swim Coach will be an observer of this long distance swim to certify the route and add this challenging swim to the list of our International events.  Alessandro is Water World Swim Italy branch Coach as swim instructor, coach of the Italian Swim Federation and lifeguard. He trained children and young adults from 7 to 20 years, and some of them have won national youth championships in his country. In 2012 he met Coach Pedro, completed his first Alcatraz, and discovered cold water swims. Read more

Coach Pedro Ordenes

WWS Coach & Director, ASCA/WSCA Coach Pedro as founder and director of  WWS International Swim program, together with WWS Italy, Coach Ale, were present at this Marathon Swim for Water World Swim. Coach Pedro, himself has experienced other challenges like a number of Ironman swim distances, as swimming across the frigid waters of the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel and the English Channel. He is proud to add this marathon swim as another challenge to the list of our prestigious international swims to attract swimmers from all over the world. Read more

Luciano Cotena

President of Caprinapoli organization commitee
Luciano is an expert in sports and marketing. As the Chief Executive Officer since 2003, of “Eventualmente Eventi & Comunicazione”, aids the communications and organization of official national/international sporting events including swimming, water polo, high diving, boxing, basketball, volleyball, running, soccer, futsal and triathlon. In 2006, Luciano was President of the Organizing Committee of the 4th FINA open water swimming Championships, held in Naples. In 2009, he was the consultant of the open water swimming for the FINA world championships in Rome and have continued since as a FINA consultant helping to develop and expand the sport of open water swimming.