Families and friends are invited to join the third annual Swim For Clean Seas event, set to take place at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort on Saturday, March 19, and do their part to protect marine life and combat ocean pollution.
Launched in 2018 by siblings Felicia and Almer Agmyren, both keen open-water swimmers, Swim for Clean Seas aims to raise awareness about ocean pollution by engaging the community in a fun, interactive activities and encouraging them to take a swim in the gorgeous blue waters of Saadiyat Island.
Promoting fitness and environmentally friendly practices, the annual event is sponsored by the Abu Dhabi based luxury boutique real estate company, Rex Real Estate. Proudly coming onboard as new sponsors for 2022 are also battery pioneer Britishvolt, which specialises in low-carbon, sustainable and responsibly manufactured lithium-ion battery technologies and Lenskart, the global premium and contemporary eyewear omnichannel retailer that has just launched in the UAE to a great reception.
Starting at 7 am on Saturday, March 19, 'Swim For Clean Seas' will feature engaging talks from marine biologists that explore why we must strive to protect our ocean resources. This includes representatives from Azraq, the non-profit marine conservation organisation that aims to protect, defend and conserve marine life in the UAE and further afield. They will be explaining the perils of single-use plastics and how it damages our oceans and the animals that live in them. EN-WWF will also host educational youth activities throughout the morning, while Swim for Clean Sea's iconic female swim ambassador Dr. Sarra Lajnef OLY, the first Tunisian Olympic qualified swimmer and FINA athletes Safeguarding Council Member, will also be taking part in the swim.
Open to swimmers aged eight above, people of all abilities are invited to take part in the 200m, 400m, 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m races. A social but competitive event, prizes will be awarded for winners and there will also be a raffle draw. Only 150 swimmers are able to take part and, with the previous event reaching full capacity, early registration is strongly encouraged.
Further enhancing the family-friendly event, a guest artist will be highlighting the cause of the campaign by creating an exclusive, limited-edition 'Swim For Clean Seas' NFT art collection. Depicting children of different nationalities by the beautiful blue Arabian Gulf, the series symbolises that protecting the oceans for future generations is a collective responsibility. As an added incentive, those who purchase any of the striking digital art works and gifts will automatically receive a place in one of the swimming races.
Registration costs AED 90 for children aged 8 to 11, AED 150 for those aged 12 to 17, and AED 200 for adults. To register to participate in the event on March 19, please visit the website or, to find out more about the 'Swim For Clean Seas' campaign, please visit www.swimforcleanseas.com.
Watch the last edition of Swim For Clean: