The 5th Costa Adeje open swim welcomes more international swimmers
This year there has been a noticeable increase in the number of overseas swimmers flying into Tenerife to take part in the ‘Travesia a Nado Costa Adeje’, the Costa Adeje open sea bay swims, taking place this Saturday, May 20th. This is the 5th year the races are taking place, organised by the Adeje council and the Anima2 Association.
Each year the numbers taking part have increased, underlining the importance the swims now have in the Canarian sporting calendar, in particular the longer swim of almost 8 kilometres.
The main change from last year is the extension of the distance of the shorter swim from 1,300m to 2.800 and the 7,500 to 7,800, with well over 200 swimmers signed up to take part. Adeje’s sports councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera commented on the importance “that the council places on events of this kind, in a sport with many followers, at the same time allowing us show the delights of our borough to the many sporting visitors”.
The councillor voiced his particular pleasure at how the event has consolidated its position as “one of the important sporting events of its kind in the island, not just attracting local athletes, but also teams from the Spanish peninsula and Ireland, for example”, with the participation of swimmers from the “Phoenix Masters Swimming Club”, from Dublin and the Cork Triathlon Club. Last year’s winner was also from Northern Europe – Briton James Secoy, a Tenerife resident, and who is participating again this year.
The longer race will start from the Ajabo beach in Callao Salvaje at 4pm and the shorter one from the La Enramada beach in La Caleta at 5pm.both finishing at Fañabe beach, and followed by the prize giving ceremonies.