Going Out: Sign up for the COEGA Mina Mile Open and make a splash!

Registration is still open for the open-water event, which caters for kids and adults.

Denzil Pinto
by Denzil Pinto
9th April 2017

article:9th April 2017

Plenty of people will hit the water at Barasti Beach in Dubai.
Plenty of people will hit the water at Barasti Beach in Dubai.

The COEGA Sunwear/GO Sport Mina Mile Open Water Swim Series makes its final splash of the season next week and you can still join with registration still open.

On Saturday, April 15, hundreds will flock to Barasti Beach at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort in Dubai as they take to waters across different distances.

The main event will be the one- mile (1,600 metres) swim, aimed for advanced and experienced swimmers. For those who feel that is out of reach, then the 400m and 800m categories are also on offer.

Alternatively, there are also kids races in the 200m, which is split into two categories – 8 years and under and 9 to 12s.

Participants looking to compete as a team can do exactly that with relay options available with each of the three athletes swimming 100m each.

There’s even more reason for families to compete considering they will be able to enter for a discounted fee.

“The event has evolved in to a real family affair with more and more families entering and for this year, if a family of three or more enter, we are offering them discounted entry fees off their total entry fee, so there is no excuse to get everyone in the water,” said race director, Warren van der Merwe from Super Sports Events, which is organising the swim.

“COEGA are a passionate brand when it comes to being out in the sun and in the water so we are very excited to be working with them on these races,” he added. “This swim series is now entering its 11th year on the Dubai swimming scene and will be the 20th race of this event.”

All people taking part can enroll in as many races as they want.

All people taking part can enroll in as many races as they want.

Entry costs Dh150 per adult and Dh100 per junior aged 18. All swimmers can enter as many races as they want with each participant receiving a medal, electronic chip timer and certificate. There will also be prizes for the top three finishers in each category and prizes from sponsors.

Managing director of COEGA, Maureen Hall, said: “Race One of the series saw many new faces and swim clubs so we are looking forward to seeing them all compete and having fun on the beach again.

“The number of competitors has increased every race and we will be displaying some of our COEGA products on race day for all to view with the lucky winners walking away with some of the products as prizes.”

WHAT: COEGA Sunwear / GO Sport Mina Mile Open Water Swim Series
WHERE: Barasti Beach, Dubai
WHEN: Saturday, April 15 from 06:30
CONTACT: For more information or to register ahead of Tuesday’s deadline, visit www.supersportsuae.com



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