Open bay swims this Saturday in Costa Adeje

The 5th Costa Adeje open swim welcomes more international swimmers

The 7,8k and 2.8k swims leave from Ajabo and La Enramada beaches arriving at Fañabe

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. .

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James Secoy and Maria del Mar Sierra win the 7,500m race and Rodrigo González and Andrea Montenegro the 1,300m

Last Saturday May 14th over 150 swimmers completed the two Costa Adeje Bay challenges, swimming distances of 7,500 m and 1,300m respectively. The shorter race left Playa del Duque at 11am, with the winner Rodrigo González crossing the finishing line in Playa Fañabe in 14 minutes 42 seconds, followed closely by Eduardo Marrero and Carlos Alberto Pérez. The first woman across the line was Andrea Montenegro (15:25) with Dácil Hernández and Valeria Méndez taking second and third spots.

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The long distance swimmers left from the Playa de Ajabo in Callao Salvaje at 9am with British swimmer James Secoy first to finish, in 1 hour and 22 minutes, 40 seconds. Second and third were José Carlos Báez and Betuel González with Maria del Mar Sierra the winning female swimmer.

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costa adeje bay swims (1)Organised by the Adeje sports department in conjunction with Anima2 participants included a team from Dublin (the Phoenix Masters Swim club) alongside other international Tenerife based swimmers. All involved were delighted at the organisation and the post-swim atmosphere, and those from abroad have already expressed their hope to return next year and encourage more swimmers from abroad to join them.

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This is the fourth year of the competition which has seen the number of participants increase annually.

Over 200 swimmers to take the plunge

 

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This year almost 200 swimmers, including international teams, have signed up to take part in the Costa Adeje bay swims taking place this Saturday, May14th. There are two distances, 1,300 metres and 7.500 metres, and the event is organised by the Adeje sports department and Anima2.

There are two distinct set off points. For the longer race swimmers enter the water at the Playa de Ajabo in Callao Salvaje at 9am, for the shorter distance they will start at Playa del Duque, at 11am, with both races finishing at Playa Fañabe.

This is the fourth year of the bay swim which is now considered one of the best tests for open sea swimmers in the Canary Islands with a linear swimming challenge of almost 8 kilometres. The Adeje councillor for sport, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera said “our main challenge is to promote healthy leisure pursuits and at the same time encouraging people to visit Costa Adeje and get to know the zone from a different perspective.

“This is a sport with many followers and we are delighted to welcome visiting athletes who will also help us in promoting what we have to offer here,” he said. One of the visiting clubs, the Phoenix Masters Swim Club from Dublin, met before the race with Adolfo and congratulated him and those behind the organisation of the event.