Going Out: With the Mina Mile Open Water you can swim to your goal

Jay Asser 08:17 08/11/2015
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Go against the tide: Swimming is one of the most beneficial sports for your body.

The Mina Mile Open Water Swim Series is back, this time with the support of COÉGA Sunwear to encourage swimmers young and old to get active.

As part of the Go Sport Super Series, organised by Super Sports Events and sanctioned by the Dubai Sports Council and UAE Swimming Federation, the first COÉGA Sunwear Mina Mile event will take place on Saturday, November 21.

Open to both adults and children, swimmers can hit the waters at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina.

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Various distances are on offer for swimmers ranging from more experienced to novice to test their abilities.

The 200 metre swim is for ages 12 and under only, while anyone can attempt the 400m, 800m and 1,600m.

You aren’t limited to just one distance either, as you are able to swim as many of the categories as you would like. Bring the whole family and challenge each other in a healthy environment.

“As a home-grown swimwear brand, it’s great to be involved in a local event that encourages people of all ages to take to the water and be fit and active,” said Maureen Hall, founder and CEO of COÉGA Sunwear.

“COÉGA Sunwear is committed to supporting local sports teams and initiatives like the COÉGA Sunwear Mina Mile. We also sponsor ice hockey, junior netball teams and a dragon boat team in Dubai.”

For the fifth year running, COÉGA Sunwear will also have its ‘Drop Your Shorts’ campaign during the event, in which you can donate gently used swim shorts at the stand. The shorts will be laundered and then given to local labourers for a good cause.

Swimmers and visitors can also win a bumper COÉGA Sunwear goodie bag by visiting the COÉGA stand, taking a complimentary photo and tagging @COEGASunwear when they upload it to their social media accounts.

Registration for the event can be done online at www.supersportsdubai.com, with Wednesday, November 18 the final day to sign up.

Fit and active: Together with COÉGA Sunwear the event promises to be as popular ever.

The entry fee is Dh150 for ages 19 and older and Dh100 for 18 and younger. A 50 per cent discount is available for families of four or more entering.

Included in the registration are a swim hat and other COÉGA Sunwear goodies.

Make sure to arrive on the day by 07:00 when registration opens, with the prize giving ceremony concluding the day at 11:15.

What: Mina Mile Open Water Swim Series
When: Saturday, November 21 beginning at 07:00
Where: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai
Contact: Visit www.supersportsdubai.com to sign up and for more information

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