July 31th, 2018

Swimming From Island to Island

Istanbul is the home for the 8th International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships. The two-day event includes an inter-islands race.

The Prince Islands will host the Championships on the 4th and 5th of August. The relay meet to be held on Saturday will be followed by the race from Burgazada to Heybeliada on Sunday. Teams of four male, or four female, or mixed teams of two male and two female swimmers will compete at the “Setur Marinas 4x500m Relay Meet” scheduled to 16:00 on Saturday, 4 August. At 9:00 on Sunday, the participants of the “Peugeot Open Water Swimming Championship” will be transferred from Heybeliada to Burgazada where the race will start. Swimmers will jump into water for two events in different distances, a 1,5km and a 3km race, starting at 9:30 and 9:45 respectively. The finish is at Heybeliada for both races.

The Istanbul leg of the International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships is organised in collaboration of the Turkish Swimming Federation, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Istanbul Directorate of Youth Services and Sports, Heybeliada Water Sports Club and Burgazada Water Sports Club. Timing services for the whole event will be provided by Depar Timing.