Sea of Galilee Crossing - September 15, 2018

65th Sea of ZOGGS Galilee Crossing in memory of the late Ya’acov Hassid

Welcome to the Sea of ZOGGS ​​Galilee Crossing website.

The largest popular swimming event in Israel with a long and glorious tradition is held by the Jordan Valley Regional Council every year for the past 65 years, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Ha’poel Center.

In 2017 about 10,000 swimmers took part in the event.

The event is designated for the whole family.

Here you can find details and schedules on the various swim courses and distances, gathering areas and start times to the various heats.

On the Q&A page, you will find answers to questions asked by swimmers as yourself.

Our Online registration will assure you the best price.

Please read carefully the registration and cancellation terms.

We encourage you to use the site and the secure server.

More information about the guest houses and the kibbutzim located near the area of ​​the swim can be found here

Do not miss out on the tips and advice, before, during and after the swim, collected and edited by veteran swimmer Haggai Feletti

If you still feel that you are missing an important information which you could not find on this site, please use the Contact Us page

Online Information and customer service
  1. FAQ page (updated)
  2. Like our Facebook page 65th Kinneret crossing - Do feel free to contact us with any question - we will reply within the next business day.

Registration and prices
Swim course / PriceEarly registration until 31.8.18 at 10:00Late registration until 14.9.18 at 10:00Registration on the day of the event 15.9.18 until 08:00
Popular swims (Single)85 NIS100 NIS120 NIS
Family 4 persons (two parents and their children)340 NIS360 NIS480 NIS
Family 5 persons (two parents and their children)425 NIS450 NIS600 NIS
Group registration of 30 or more participants(85 NIS Per Person)Please contact the following link by e-mail(85 NIS Per Person)Please contact the following link by e-mail120 NIS  per participant
Soldiers on compulsory service - on day of the event  NIS 70 subject to soldier certificate

Registration will end Friday, September 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM!

>> For more details click here

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On the occasion of the 70th birthday of the State of Israel, a special surprise will await you at the finish line

A swimming birthday cake crafted by the German art collective called “KLUB7” together with a group of Israeli youngsters.

This project is initiated and supported with enthusiasm by the German Embassy in Tel Aviv.

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