In order to raise awareness regarding marine life and ocean resources, the third annual ‘Swim For Clean Seas’ event is set to be held at Abu Dhabi’s Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort on Friday, April 3.
Launched in 2018 by keen open water swimmers, brother/sister duo Felicia Agmyren and Almer Agmyren, ‘Swim for Clean Seas’ raises awareness about the importance of keeping our seas clean by engaging the community in fun, interactive activities – and a swim in the gorgeous blue waters of Saadiyat Island that we often take for granted.
T&C of the event
Swimmers aged 8 and above, and people of all abilities, are invited to take part in the races, of 200m, 400m, 800m or 1600m. A social but competitive event, prizes will be awarded for an overall winner in each distance, as well as in each age group. Last year’s event attracted around 150 swimmers, so early registration is encouraged.
The inspiration behind the event
Felicia Agmyren, co-founder of Swim for Clean Seas and managing partner of Rex Real Estate,
Says: “One summer while swimming across the Messina strait in Italy, my brother and I noticed changes to the health of the ocean that not everyone gets to see in their daily lives. We all know that the oceans not only cover 70% of our planet but also provide around 70% of the vital oxygen we breathe – so it’s vital we nurture, protect and maintain our ocean health. ‘Swim for Clean Seas’ is a way to engage people from all across the community, while having a healthy swim and learning about small changes we can all easily make in our daily lives to help our oceans thrive. I would particularly like to thank our generous hosts from Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort for their hospitality and supporting the event. They were the first hotel chain in the UAE to ban disposable plastic and are therefore a perfect fit for the message of the event.”
Registration and Details
Dhs 90 – 8-11 years
Dhs 150 – 12-17 years
Dhs 200- 18 and above