Over 1,000 swimmers will participate in the UAE’s first SwimFest this Saturday 3rd November as part of Dubai Fitness Challenge
Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018: Participant numbers are strong ahead of the inaugural Daman DXB SwimFest, presented by Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Wild Wadi. Swimmers are looking forward to taking to the open water this Saturday off the iconic beach at the newly refurbished Jumeirah Beach Hotel as part of Dubai’s first SwimFest, organised by Professional Sports Group with Chad Le Clos, and sanctioned by the UAE Swimming Federation & Dubai Sports Council.
Hosted by multiple World and Olympic champion Chad Le Clos, the SwimFest offers swimmers of all ages and abilities the chance to take part in a host of races including the Dubai Mile, Swim the Burj Al Arab, Adult Relays, Family Fun Challenges and a range of Junior Splash Dashes. The Daman DXB SwimFest is supporting the Dubai Fitness Challenge, which is encouraging Dubai residents to get moving and becoming more active.
One of the most popular swimmers in the world today, Le Clos commented: “I am really excited to host the Daman DXB SwimFest at Jumeirah Beach Hotel this weekend. What a backdrop! Swimming around the Burj Al Arab with the views of Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Wild Wadi waterpark from the water – I can’t think of many open water events worldwide with a better backdrop!“
“We have swimmers off all abilities taking part, ranging from kids to millennials to adults. I’d like to thank Michelle Weber and Chad Ho – two of the greatest Midmar Mile swimmers of all time – for joining us on Saturday. I really hope The Daman DXB SwimFest can one day rival the Midmar Mile in South Africa, which is regarded as the World Largest Open Water Swim” added Le Clos.
Andrej Mekionis, Director of Digital and Marketing at Daman, stated: “As the headline sponsor of the inaugural Daman DXB SwimFest, we are delighted that the response from the community in Dubai has been so strong, which supports our objectives to create healthier communities across the country. We are looking forward to welcoming participants and their families from all to one of the most well-known beaches in Dubai this weekend and we wish all contestant the best of luck.”
Sultan Al Samahi, President of the UAE Swimming Federation said: “The number of contestants registered for the event is fantastic, and promises to be a successful event that provides an exciting new challenge for Dubai aquatic's community.”
Todd Cilano, Senior Regional Vice President and General Manager of Jumeirah Beach Hotel commented: “It is a great pleasure to host the first DXB SwimFest at the recently renovated Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and offering participants the chance to swim around one of Dubai’s most iconic landmarks, the Burj Al Arab. We are looking forward to being part of such an important event and supporting the Dubai Fitness Challenge to encourage the city to get more active.”